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Month: August 2018

We are pleased to report that lobbyists have made more progress towards classifying aging as a disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented the extension code 'Ageing-related' (XT9T) in the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The inclusion of the new code is thanks to the efforts of activists at the...
Today, we have an interview with Sci-Hub creator Alexandra Elbakyan, who is committed to the free flow of scientific knowledge and is challenging the unfair journal system, which charges outrageous fees to view scientific publications. Hiding scientific knowledge behind paywalls Around 70% of scientific publications are hidden behind paywalls, restricting access to knowledge and progress....
Researchers have demonstrated that telomerase gene therapy does not increase the risk of cancer, even in strains of mice that are particularly susceptible to cancer [1]. A tale of telomeres Short telomeres trigger cellular senescence and are thought to be one of the primary hallmarks of aging, which has led to various researchers seeking ways...
For the August Journal Club, we took a look at a new paper that shows inhibiting TGFβ can boost liver regeneration [1]. We also discussed another related paper from 2015 by Conboy et al. which showed regeneration in aged mice was possible if TGFβ was inhibited [2]. Taken together, the two papers both confirm that systemic...
Today, we would like to share the talk that Steven A. Garan gave at our recent conference in New York, Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects & Advances in Research. The conference focused on bringing together the world of research and investment and bringing thought leaders, investors, the media, and the general public together. Steven A....
We are growing fast as an organization thanks to the support of the community, particularly our monthly patrons, the Lifespan Heroes. We are delighted to announce that another respected scientist, Dr. Irina Conboy, has joined our scientific advisory board and will be providing us with expert advice and guidance. Dr. Conboy received her Ph.D. in...