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Wishing You a Happy Holiday and a Healthy New Year!

A festive recap of what we have been doing recently to support the defeat of age-related diseases.

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While our team is taking some well earned rest and relaxation over Christmas (very important for health and longevity) we wanted to share our recent activities with you.

Wishing you a happy holiday!

Stephanie Dainow is the executive director at lifespan.io.Hi, this is Stephanie Dainow, the Executive Director here at Lifespan.io. I would like to take the opportunity to personally wish you all a happy holiday and new year. As you know, our focus is longer, healthier lives with the ones we love, and we hope you’re taking the time to enjoy the holidays and spend time with your loved ones.

I also want to thank those of you who have supported our non-profit foundation this year, it really is greatly appreciated. Your financial support has absolutely enabled our non profit foundation to continue with advocacy initiatives that accelerate efforts to end age-related diseases. Please continue to donate (if you can), and we’re also going to be providing some fascinating metrics about the value of $1 towards advocacy in 2023.

The team will be taking a short break from December 23rd, but we will be back on January 3rd to continue the fight to defeat aging!Β  In the meantime, we still have tons of evergreen content for you to explore at your leisure. And for those who love Blocko, the host of Life Noggin, check out his latest animated adventures exploring aging research in the content below.

If you want to help drive progress forward, please share our content on social media. The longevity field needs more attention, and effective advocacy requires communities (you) to share information with their networks and educate them about this important cause. Our website provides all the tools you need, and feel free to get in touch if you need help.

See you all in the new year, and have a safe and happy holiday!

SENS Research Foundation video about crosslinks

Life Noggin has teamed up with the SENS Research Foundation to create a series of videos about aging and what science might do about it. This particular video covers crosslinks and how they likely contribute to aging.

Life Noggin is our edutainment channel that explains science and technology in a fun animated pop-sci style. Because we have an audience of 3.26 million subscribers, we can engage the wider science community about all the amazing research happening right now. This is an example of how we use education and edutainment to engage new audiences about aging and rejuvenation research.

We would like to thank SENS Research Foundation for sponsoring this video series. If you are interested in sponsoring your own video on Life Noggin, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Lifespan.io at the Dublin Longevity Summit

Stephanie gave a talk at the Dublin Longevity Summit earlier this year and now the recording has been released. She was also awarded the Rising Star award at this conference for her advocacy and business work in the field.

The Longevity Summit at the Buck

December 6 to 7 saw the Lifespan.io team attending the Longevity Summit at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Stephanie Dainow (Executive Director), Arkadi Mazin (Journalist), and Jake Mabey (Marketing) were in attendence.

During the vent, Arkadi took part in a discussion panel talking about the challenges and opportunities present in the field of aging and longevity research.

Arkadi Mazin at the longevity summit 2022

Here is what Arkadi had to say about the panel:

To my knowledge, this was one of the first times when communication and advocacy got some limelight at a aging research conference. The panel I took part in included Allison Duettman, CEO of Foresight Institute, Chris Patil, VP-Media at BioAge Labs, and myself, each of us representing a different facet of the β€˜longevity communication network’. We talked about the importance of getting the word out, the challenges in explaining and addressing the concerns people have about increasing human lifespans, and our roles in moving the field forward.Β 

I stressed the fact that although we at Lifespan.io are passionate about the field’s success, we are also proud to be following strict journalistic standards by providing thorough and impartial coverage. In the end, this responsible approach fosters trust, which is indispensable for getting more people behind the idea of rejuvenation and longevity.Β 

While scientists are obviously better at science, those of us in the communication and advocacy space might be better in explaining science as well as the philosophical and ethical aspects of life extension. Over the years, we have developed effective communication tools and approaches that our friends in the scientific community can tap into.Β 

I felt genuine interest in our work coming from the audience, and the feedback me and other participants had received clearly showed that organizing this panel was a great idea and that we need more such interactions in the longevity field.

Thanks to Arkadi for taking part in the panel and representing Lifespan.io. Being a journalist working in this space can often be a challenging but ultimately rewarding experience. Communicating the message that aging is something we can and should do something about is as equally important as the actual research itself.

Because we are a non-profit, we are free from commercial and governmental influence, making us a trusted source for longevity news. As Arkadi mentioned, we have created an ethics code of longevity journalism in order to uphold our trust.

You can find some photos of the event below and if you would like to know more about what went on at the conference, check out our event report.

SENS Research Foundation video about stem cell exhaustion

Just in case you wanted more fun videos about aging research, we have teamed up with SENS Research Foundation again! This latest video explores the topic of stem cell exhaustion, one of the reasons we are thought to age.

Once again we wish to thank SENS Research Foundation for sponsoring this video series. If you are interested in sponsoring your own video on Life Noggin, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Announcing the Longevity Cause Fund

Lifespan.io is proud to announce the official launch of the Longevity Cause Fund in partnership with SENS Research Foundation and the Methuselah Foundation, facilitated by Angel Protocol.

Longevity Cause Fund

This is an endowment designed to create sustainable funding for key players in the aging research and advocacy community. 100% of your donation will go directly to our three partner nonprofits fighting the diseases of aging. Half will be used for anti-aging work that is currently underway. The rest will be invested in perpetual endowments that will provide ongoing support for this work — forever. Aging affects us all.

And great news, the first $10k donated is also being fund matched by the Angel Alliance.Β That means any donation no matter how big or small will be worth even more!

Help us help you to stay healthier for longer by making a donation today!

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About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 600 articles on the topic, interviewed over 100 of the leading researchers in the field, hosted livestream events focused on aging, as well as attending various medical industry conferences. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, Swiss Monthly, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve is one of three recipients of the 2020 H+ Innovator Award and shares this honour with Mirko Ranieri – Google AR and Dinorah Delfin – Immortalists Magazine. The H+ Innovator Award looks into our community and acknowledges ideas and projects that encourage social change, achieve scientific accomplishments, technological advances, philosophical and intellectual visions, author unique narratives, build fascinating artistic ventures, and develop products that bridge gaps and help us to achieve transhumanist goals. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project.
  1. anna_fd
    January 5, 2023

    I share the passion about rejuvenation and the importance of your education and entertainment for people. But I wonder how this idea can be not in contradiction with the idea of overpopulation of the planet.
    I also would like to attract your attention to the topic of old ways of treatment and old medicine from the old tradition all over the wold. I believe they must be well researched by the scientists.

    • Steve Hill
      January 5, 2023

      Overpopulation is a frequently cited reason not to increase lifespans and do something about aging. We have investigated the concern and written about it at length here. If the goal is to reduce population and given that population is set to plateau around 2100 and many developed nations are in population decline, the solution seems to be to uplift Sub-Saharan Africa where the majority of population growth is coming from. Moving from developing to developed has a demonstrable braking effect on population growth. That said, we could be in the position of not enough people in many countries the way population trends are heading in the developed world.

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