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Highlanders enjoy life extension, would you?
A recent survey of adults in the US found that only about one-third would take a life extension pill if one were available [1]. These findings are about the same as those of an Australian survey a decade ago [2], highlighting the need for more effective life extension advocacy.  A plurality opposed To investigate public...
Empty wallet
The time has come for anti-aging research to incorporate behavioral and social science into its agenda, according to Terrie Moffitt, a psychology and neuroscience professor at Duke University [1]. She explains that doing so will help researchers translate fundamental findings into useful therapies and guide us in ensuring that aging therapies benefit as many people...
Birthday cake
Today, we celebrate our seventh birthday. On this very day, seven years ago, a group of healthy life extensionists decided to put their skin in the game and applied to officially register our organization with the purpose of promoting aging research. The initial founders - Keith Comito, Oliver Medvedik, Richard Kaufman, and Apneet Jolly -...
X10 Caring about Aging
In this episode of X10, we discuss three reasons why people don't care about curing aging. Getting people to care about elderly dying from a deadly disease is relatively easy, but getting them to care about the cause of their frailty and immune susceptibility, aging itself, is a bit different.  Sources The elderly are...
A picture of Congress
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,...
Healthy elderly
2020 has been a strange year for a variety of reasons, but the societal changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created are probably the strangest. However, it is perhaps even stranger that Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has been appointed to advise Joe Biden on COVID strategy. Emanuel is best known for writing a controversial article in...