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Developing healthy practices could help you live a longer life.
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...
Supplements
There is one common public reaction to my talks that bothers me quite a bit. I am worried that after each of my lectures, people will just start taking lots of supplements without regard for dosage or effectiveness, potentially hurting themselves in the process. This is because one of the most common reactions to me...
When conducting science, it is crucially important to have clear, unambiguous definitions. These definitions must be firmly established to avoid confusion and misunderstandings and possibly to prevent people from going around telling everyone that you’re working on something that you’re actually not. The I-word It’s not uncommon, especially for outsiders of a given field, to...
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Do members of Congress actually listen to the concerns of their constituents? Are the letters and emails you send read, or are they discarded into the physical or virtual trash? If they are read, does it even make any difference? Popular belief would tell you that the answer is no to all of the above,...
Blue DNA
Recently, LEAF Outreach Director Elena Milova was featured in an interview over at the Medium blog site Predict. During the interview, Elena gives her views on the industry, tells the story of how she became part of the field, and the challenges the industry faces in its quest to develop effective therapies that address the...
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It is a sure sign that the tide has turned when mainstream news outlets and magazines start publishing positive articles about aging research and the prospects of rejuvenation. A refreshing change Today, I want to highlight an article in MIT Technology Review in which the author, David Adam, gives a sensible and measured overview of...