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We Might Finally Know Why The Blood of Young People Can Rejuvenate Old Brains

Still creepy though.<p>Scientists have been rejuvenating old mice with infusions of not just the blood of younger mice, but even blood from teenage …

The Immortalists - can science defeat death?

In his new book Heavens on Earth, founding editor of Skeptic magazine Michael Shermer explores humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and the quest …

A biologist reveals why the human body gets older – and the surprising way you can reverse the trend

If you’re like me, you believe you can’t control aging.Sure, you can eat healthy and exercise a lot. That might add a couple of years to your …

Fair Trade

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …

Immortality Is Impossible, Say Scientists Studying the Mathematics of Aging

'Cell function will always get worse over time.'<p>While healthcare has dramatically extended our lifespans by preventing certain causes of death, aging …

National Academy of Sciences

Why haven't we evolved immortality? The answer is in our genes

If evolution works by selecting for the most advantageous genes, it begs the question: why haven't we evolved immortality? According to a decades-old …

Biology

Researchers have found a new way to delay age-related health decline

“Cellular Time Machine”<p>Researchers studying middle-aged fruit flies have improved the insects’ health substantially and slowing their aging …

Biology

The first drugs designed to fight aging are ready for human testing

Earlier this week, doctors at the Mayo Clinic and the Scripps Research Institute published a review article in the Journal of American Geriatrics calling and outlining designs for human clinical trials on the first class of drugs developed specifically to treat aging.<p>The “geroscience hypothesis” is …

Diabetes

Scientists find bacterial molecule that may fight the effects of ageing, extend healthspan

Emory University scientists make key discovery in efforts to reverse effects of ageing.<p>Scientists have found that a bacterial molecule extends the …

We're Entering a New Age, One Where the Life Expectancy Is 90+

And the Winner Is…<p>Life expectancy has shown increases over the centuries. But, for the first time ever, it will soon exceed 90 years. The country …

University of Chicago

The Critical Role of Metabolic Pathways in Aging

1. Ford ES, Giles WH, Dietz WH. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among US adults: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition …

PubMed

"Super Agers" Have Brains That Look Young

As we get older, we start to think a little bit more slowly, we are less able to multitask and our ability to remember things gets a little wobblier. …

The Brain

Inside the Tech Industry's Obsession With Immortality

In October of 1994, <i>Wired</i> magazine ran a feature about a new Californian subculture, cheerfully titled “MEET THE EXTROPIANS.” Extropianism, the …

George Church indicates reversal of aging will be a reality within ten years

While discussing creating a hybrid elephant - wooly mammoth using CRISPR genome editing, Harvard's George Church predicted that reversal of aging …

This startup preserves your cells for the future, to capitalize on medical breakthroughs yet to come

Silene Biotech wants to help you grow a new heart or liver, in case those organs fail when you get older. The ambitious Seattle startup — founded two …

How to Create the Ideal Diet for Telomere Heath

Walnuts? Good. Processed meat? Not so good.<p><b>Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. Here, health psychologist Elissa Epel—along with Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, co-authors of the just-released</b> …

Ray Kurzweil Explains Why Radical Life Extension Will Be Better Than You Think

According to Ray Kurzweil, we’re approaching a time when humans will begin to radically extend their lifespans. This sounds good on the surface, but …

Singularity

Reversing Aging: Clinical Trials For "Young-to-Old" Blood Transfusions Begin

Fountain FROM Youth?<p>Reversing and eliminating aging has always been one of the true Holy Grails of medical science. Like the search for the rumored …

Stem Cells

Can Aging Be Reversed by Getting Blood Transfusions from Young People?

Silicon Valley bigwig Peter Thiel is a big fan of immortality. He’s using a lot of his biotech fortune to fund research aiming to reverse and …

The year 2050: robot sex, talking pets – and immortality

A futurologist has made a series of startling predictions about life in 34 years’ time. But how far can we trust his forecast?<p><b>Name:</b> The year 2050.<p><b>Age</b>: -34.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Whatever your augmented-reality contact lenses show you. In general: shiny.<p><b>How do you know all this stuff about 2050? Do you have a</b> …

Immortality

Aloe is one of the best foods on the planet; here's why the Egyptians called it the plant of immortality

Overpopulation and other consequences of human immortality

<b>To the editor:</b> A desire for human immortality raises many questions, and trying to decide which career to pursue next is perhaps a lesser concern. ("Death isn't great, but it sure beats the alternative," Opinion, Oct. 3)<p>Do we keep aging? If so, what does a 1,000-year-old human look like? How would …

Brain transfer tech inspires birthing factories to begin quest for immortality

Einstein. Franklin. Curie. Countless great minds lost to humanity’s greatest flaw: death.<p>But what if we could save those brains?<p>Since the early …

Interview with Phd Ilia Stambler: Will human being reach immortality?

<i>***Ilia Stambler, PhD, is a researcher at Bar Ilan University, Israel. His research focuses on the historical and social implications of aging and life extension research. He is the author of A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century (www.longevityhistory.com). He is actively involved</i> …

Academic Research

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

Heroism

Young Blood Offered as Anti-Aging Therapy — But Is It Ready?

When 68-year-old Mark Thompson* walked into a private clinic on the outskirts of Monterey, California, $8,000 in hand, he had one hope in mind: to …

Emerging Technology

Slowing Down Aging: The Science of Telomeres

We all know those people who seem young beyond their years—the types that stave off grey hair and wrinkles the longest, and who somehow exude the …

Telomere

Exercise May Be As Valuable As Good Genes In Lowering Dementia Risk

Everyone knows fitness is important, but it can be hard to measure exactly what role it plays in health. According to one new study, exercise may be as powerful an influence on disease risk as genetic predisposition ― at least when it comes to dementia.<p>The study found that older adults who reported …

Cognitive Impairment