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Month: December 2017

Happy Holidays everyone! Just a quick update on the MouseAge project which was successfully funded earlier this year thanks to the support of the community. We are happy to announce that those who donated to MouseAge and qualified for a signed copy of the new book Juvenesence by Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi should be receiving them...
A number of studies in different countries show that when people are asked "how long would you like to live?", they respond with a figure equal to or slightly higher than the current life expectancy in a given country [1-4]. So, why does the public often lack enthusiasm for longevity? These studies have shown that,...
The book I’m reviewing today is pretty much a classic by now. Published for the first time in 2007, “Ending Aging” by Dr. Aubrey de Grey is not only “an audacious blueprint for cheating the reaper”—as Janet Cromley of the Los Angeles Times put it—but also a manifesto, a call to arms, if you will,...
Dr. Aubrey de Grey from the SENS Research Foundation (SRF) did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit on December 7th, and there were many great questions and answers; we thought it would be a great time to summarize some of the best ones and offer a little commentary. What do you think were the biggest...
Scientists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have found a way to make mitochondria more resistant to damage, which could potentially be used to halt Alzheimer’s and other, similar, diseases. Globally, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and cause of neurodegeneration. It causes brain damage and symptoms such as long-term...
Every year since 2007 the Project for Awesome, simply known as P4A, has been helping to make the world a better place. It is an initiative of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a Montana-based charitable organization run by Hank and John Green, and their plan is simple: to make the world suck less. So...