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A picture of Congress
January 29, 2021
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
November 13, 2020
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...
Elena Milova and Daria Khaltourina at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020
September 25, 2020
In this interview at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, Elena Milova of Lifespan.io and Daria Khaltourina of the International Longevity Alliance discuss whether or not aging should be considered a disease by the World Health Organization, and what its classification means to the medical community, longevity advocates, and the general public. Daria also talks about the...
Dr. Aubrey de Grey thumbnail
August 31, 2020
In his keynote speech at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, Dr. Aubrey de Grey of SENS Research Foundation discusses the current state of the rejuvenation biotechnology industry in the context of the current pandemic. He mentions the failure of Unity Biotechnology's Phase 2 clinical trial for osteoarthritis, COVID-19 and the elderly immune system, the current popularization...
Loudspeakers
February 19, 2020
Members of the longevity community often believe that the main reason why there is no significant public support for aging research is a "pro-aging trance". In reality, it has more to do with a lack of public education and media coverage of aging research. We enjoy communicating with people, and we do it quite a...
May 13, 2019
We'd like to draw attention to an initiative whose objectives are close to our own: the German Party for Health Research (GPHR, Partei für Gesundheitsforschung in German). Founded in January 2015 by three biochemists and one actor, the GPHR is rather unique in that it is a single-issue party: its only concern is the creation...