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Category: Advocacy

Dublin Longevity Declaration
The Dublin Longevity Declaration, an unprecedented initiative that aims to change humanity’s perception of aging, is scooping signatures at a record pace. The need for a paradigm shift Last August, hundreds of longevity enthusiasts, from certified geroscience stars to graduate students, gathered in Dublin for the annual Longevity Summit conference. As the attendants were enjoying...
Liar at table
We are at an interesting time for our field, and at long last, some rejuvenation therapies are entering clinical trials. The approach of directly targeting the processes of aging in humans can finally be put to the test. While rejuvenation therapies that aim to prevent, stop, or even reverse aging and age-related diseases are gradually...
Avatar
In the much-awaited sequel to the movie Avatar, there is a passing, peculiar mention of life extension. This mention, as can be expected, is negative. In the movie, the greedy, nature-destroying humans hunt a local whale-like species for several ounces of precious liquid secreted by the animals’ brains. Why? Because this liquid stops aging, which...
Wineholics
In the fifth installment of the popular Indiana Jones franchise, Harrison Ford will reportedly be β€œde-aged” by means of computer graphics, presumably to make him kicking Nazi butt at least somewhat believable. A regular person would react to this piece of showbiz gossip with a chuckle and quickly scroll further down their feed. For a...
Elon Musk
Two days ago, famous billionaire and new Twitter owner Elon Musk Tweeted that he cannot think of a worse curse than living forever, in reply to a Tweet relating to the predicted heat death of the universe. A consistent argument This is not Elon Musk's first mention of opposition to longer lifespans. In a March...
Quantum Healthy Longevity Mission Launch
Quantum Healthy Longevity Innovation Mission is a new UK-based initiative touting a multi-pronged approach to push for longer lifespans and healthspans for everyone. Aging is complex A couple of decades ago, researchers began to realize that aging, like diseases, can be amenable to treatment, at least in model organisms. The modern field of geroscience was...