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Tag: Policy

Elderly people road sign
April 14, 2021
The UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity (APPG) launched the Levelling Up Health initiative recently. The initiative aims to close the life expectancy gap, address health inequality in the UK, and foster a preventative approach to healthcare to support healthy longevity. It is estimated that health inequality between the economically poorer north and the...
The senate building.
April 02, 2021
The good news is that the United States Senate has a Special Committee on Aging. The bad news is that it has little to do with the actual processes of aging and has not meaningfully furthered the research necessary to develop medical treatments for aging itself. Instead, the committee focuses its work on other issues...
Empty wallet
March 18, 2021
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...
March 16, 2021
In the UK, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Longevity has secured funding for its Open Life Data project, which aims to create a framework for effective and ethical collection of health-related data on a national level. The UK appears to be one of the first countries to start taking aging seriously in politics and...
Injection
February 18, 2021
The National Institutes of Aging in the United States, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is funding clinical trials for interventions that directly affect the root causes of age-related diseases. Direct funding for trials against aging Probably the most important and interesting part of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is that the NIA...
Ethics and core values
February 16, 2021
When Lifespan.io was started in 2014 as a crowdfunding platform, we didn't really know that we would become a news outlet covering longevity research. We didn't plan to be one. However, after running our first crowdfunding campaign, we realized that public awareness of aging research is extremely low, and if we want to direct more...