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Tag: Artificial Intelligence

Robot detective
Recent research published in Nature Communications has used machine learning algorithms to find new compounds that can eliminate senescent cells [1]. Searching for new senolytics Senolytics are molecules that destroy senescent cells. Only a small number of such molecules have been identified, and only two have shown efficacy in clinical trials: dasatinib and quercetin in...
Vitalik at Zuzalu
Vitalik Buterin holding Zuzu, the puppy rescued by people of Zuzalu. Photo: Michelle Lai Don’t try finding Zuzalu on a map; it doesn’t exist anymore. It was a β€œpop-up city” conceived by the tech entrepreneur Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum, and a group of like-minded people to facilitate co-living and collaboration in fields like crypto,...
AI drug discovery
Research published today in Nature Aging has described a machine learning algorithm that finds senescent cell-removing drugs (senolytics) and compared the algorithm's discoveries to existing compounds. A quest for effective therapeutics What Are Senolytics? Senotherapeutics for Senescent CellsSenolytics work by targeting one of several pro-survival pathways that senescent cells use to evade apoptosis and cling...
AI answers healthcare questions.
Scientists have compared doctor-written and chatbot-generated responses to healthcare-related questions, and the results don’t look good for Team Human [1]. Ask your doctor? Access to healthcare has been linked to longer lifespan, and good healthcare often starts with a good initial consultation. A group of researchers, including scientists from the University of California, San Diego...
AI medicine
In March 2023, MIT Technology Review revealed that Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI (ChatGPT), was the mystery investor behind the $180 million investment into stealth startup Retro Biosciences, a biotech company with the ambition of β€œadding 10 years to the human lifespan.” This investment marks the latest tech entrepreneur expressing their interest in longevity...
Victory cup
On January 22nd, hack-age won the 2023 LongHack competition, which carried a grand prize of 5,500 VITA and 3,500 USD. Lifespan.io caught up with the team behind the winning project to learn more about their idea and their experience competing in the hackathon. What is LongHack? LongHack is a hackathon organized by VitaDAO and its...