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LSN Cancer Detection
June 22, 2021
This week on Lifespan News, Brent Nally introduces a test for multiple types of cancer, discusses how restricting blood flow in the brains of mice looks like brain aging, and brings up a new, safer method of cellular reprogramming developed by Calico scientists. Further Reading First Multi-Cancer Blood Test Available Now Brain Blood Flow Restriction...
Quantum computer
June 22, 2021
With a new announcement from IBM and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute, the era of quantum computing has finally arrived in Europe. Can its advance speed up the discovery of new drugs? Europe joins the race Despite being a research and manufacturing powerhouse, Germany, like Europe as a whole, has been lagging behind in what is probably...
June 22, 2021
There are few things as tasty as a good blueberry, but science is showing that there could be more health benefits to this delicious fruit than people might think. What is Pterostilbene? Pterostilbene (trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene) is a naturally occurring polyphenol, a type of molecule that occurs in plants. It is part of the stilbene group of...
Fewer Births or More Deaths
June 21, 2021
In the final episode of X10's overpopulation series, Nicola discusses why it would be enormously unethical to stop the progress of life extension to hope to stop overpopulation. Script Throughout the past four episodes, we’ve discussed overpopulation in general, what effects life extension may have on the size of the human population, how population growth...
Lung branches
June 21, 2021
A new review published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology discusses the causes of, and potential treatments for, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Fibrosis, but not focused on fibroblasts In the lungs, the trachea (airway) breaks out into a tree-like system of nodes. Each branch ends in alveoli, which are responsible for...
Developing healthy practices could help you live a longer life.
June 18, 2021
Every day, researchers get together in their labs and try to find ways of bringing aging under medical control. Despite the ongoing global effort, it is estimated that a relatively complete system of controlling biological aging is at least 20 years away. That means there is likely going to be considerable time before life extension...