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Jan 7, 2017

The Lifeboat Foundation and LEAF join Forces

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, existential risks, life extension, lifeboat, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

I figured they would post it themselves but I got too excited and decided to spread it around.


The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the promotion and advancement of science while helping develop strategies to survive existential risks and the possible abuse of technology. They are interested in biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics and AI and fostering the safe and responsible use of these powerful new technologies. The Life Preserver program is aligned with our mission to promote and develop rejuvenation biotechnology capable of combating age-related diseases.

We believe that a bright future awaits mankind and support the ethical and safe use of new medical technologies being developed today, thus we consider the goals of the Lifeboat Foundation to be compatible with ours and are pleased to move forward with them in official collaboration. As part of our commitment to the ethical progress of medical science LEAF promotes scientific research and learning via our crowdfunding website Lifespan.io and our educational hub at the LEAF website. A number of LEAF board members are already on the Scientific Advisory board for the Lifeboat Foundation and we look forward to working closely with them in the coming year.

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Jan 7, 2017

Evidence for Some of the Burden of Fat Tissue to Result from Increased Levels of Cellular Senescence

Posted by in categories: health, life extension

More evidence to support that excess fat ages the body and is linked with inflammation and senescent cells.


Excess visceral fat tissue is very bad for long-term health. Being obese is by some measures as harmful as a smoking habit when it comes to remaining life expectancy. Even modest amounts of excess weight have a measurable negative impact on the future trajectory of health and longevity. There is an enormous mountain of data to support these points, ranging from large human studies to simple but compelling experiments in which the surgical removal of fat from mice leads to extended life spans. Unfortunately we evolved in an environment of scarcity and so find it a challenge to stay slim in an environment of plenty; this is a high class problem to have in exchange for an end to unavoidable famine and malnutrition, but a problem nonetheless.

One of the contributing causes of degenerative aging is the growing presence of senescent cells in tissues. While investigating the effects of changes in the amount of fat tissue in mice, researchers here find evidence to suggest that some portion of the damage done by fat tissue occurs because it hosts many more senescent cells than would otherwise be present in the body. These cells produce a mix of inflammatory signals, and may well be a sizable cause of the well-known link between visceral fat and increased inflammation. Chronic inflammation alone drives a faster progression of most of the common fatal age-related conditions, and that is without considering all of the other damage done due to the signaling produced by senescent cells.

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Jan 6, 2017

Aging does not have to mean what it means to many people today

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

The researchers at CellAge see aging differently to many people and they have a vision.

#aging #crowdfundthecure

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Jan 6, 2017

Can technology bring loved ones back to life?

Posted by in category: life extension

Hey folks, want to help the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation get dr. Michio Kaku’s attention? Like this comment on Kaku’s page by Keith Comito:

https://www.facebook.com/michiokaku/posts/10154741076206203

Thanks!

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Jan 5, 2017

#CellAge is working on making age-related disease a thing of the past

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, life extension

Let’s show them we appreciate! smile


Removing senescent cells could help reduce age-related diseases and improve health. You have the power to help shape the future of medicine by supporting the CellAge campaign at lifespan.io check it out on the link below:

https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/cellage-targeting-senescen…c-biology/

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Jan 5, 2017

For true biologists this is the only way their keyboard works :D

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

For just $25 your name will be converted into cool DNA coding language and placed in the special CellAge time capsule for a future generation to discover!

Your donation could help us to develop cures for age-related diseases, check out the CellAge project on Lifespan.io today.

https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/cellage-targeting-senescen…c-biology/

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Jan 5, 2017

Bioquark Inc. Announces Approval of Bioquantine Food Ingredients in Eurasian Customs Union

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, business, disruptive technology, food, genetics, health, life extension, science, transhumanism

Philadelphia, PA, USA / Moscow, Russia — Bioquark, Inc., (http://www.bioquark.com) a life sciences company focused on the development of novel bio-products for regeneration, disease reversion, and healthy aging, announced the commercial approval of naturally derived Bioquantine food ingredients in the Eurasian Customs Union (formerly known as the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia). Moscow based, Lakmus LLC, a diversified investment company with business interests in pharmacies, restaurants, and real estate, collaborated with Bioquark Inc. on the regulatory approvals.

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“We are very excited about this successful regulatory approval,” said Ira S. Pastor, CEO, Bioquark Inc. “The commercialization of Bioquantine food ingredients, including functional foods, drinks, and dietary supplements, represents another important step in our continued evolution as a company focused on a broad range of products and services in the regenerative healthcare space.”

Throughout the 20th century, natural products formed the basis for a majority of all pharmaceuticals, biologics, and consumer healthcare products used by patients around the globe, generating trillions of dollars of wealth. However, many scientists believe we have only touched the surface with what the natural world, and its range of organisms, which from a health and wellness perspective are much further advanced than human beings, has to teach us.

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Jan 4, 2017

A cure for ageing is near but you probably can’t afford it

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The race is on to develop anti-ageing treatments, but will they really work? And if they do, will only the rich be to defy the ravages of time?

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Jan 4, 2017

Why live longer when the future looks so grim?

Posted by in categories: existential risks, life extension

Is the future really going to be so bad that you wouldn’t want to live longer? Hardly!

#aging


The future looks grim? That’s quite an interesting claim, and I wonder whether there is any evidence to support it. In fact, I think there’s plenty of evidence to believe the opposite, i.e. that the future will be bright indeed. However, I can’t promise the future will certainly be bright. I am no madame clearvoyant, but neither are doomsday prophets. We can all only speculate, no matter how ‘sure’ pessimists may say they are about the horrible dystopian future that allegedly awaits us. I’m soon going to present the evidence of the bright future I believe in, but before I do, I would like to point out a few problems in the reasoning of the professional catastrophists who say that life won’t be worth living and there’s thus no point in extending it anyway.

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Jan 3, 2017

Who’ll Live Longer: Meat Eaters or Vegetarians?

Posted by in categories: food, life extension

Increasingly the vegetarian diet seems promising in terms of longevity strategy. Here is a short article exploring this idea.


Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical twins, scientists have estimated that no more than 30 percent of this influence comes from our genes, meaning that the largest group of factors that control how long a person lives is their environment.

Of the many possible environmental factors, few have been as thoroughly studied or debated as our diet. Calorie restriction, for example, is one area that is being investigated.

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