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In the much-awaited sequel to the movie Avatar, there is a passing, peculiar mention of life extension. This mention, as can be expected, is negative. In the movie, the greedy, nature-destroying humans hunt a local whale-like species for several ounces of precious liquid secreted by the animals’ brains. Why? Because this liquid stops aging, which...
Aging timeline
Using Peter Pan, Wolverine, and a powerful economic model, a trio of prominent scientists argues that slowing aging can bring gargantuan economic benefits – an order of magnitude bigger than previously thought [1]. The marriage of economics and geroscience The paper, published in Nature Aging, looks rather unusual. It is co-authored by one of the...
Nir Barzilai Interview about metformin and longevity.
Dr. Nir Barzilai is one of the leading experts in geroscience, with more than 25 years of longevity research under his belt. He is the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the author of the book Age Later. He is also the leading researcher of TAME,...
Pulling backwards
A new study [1] about the 'invariant rate of ageing' has led to reports that aging is unstoppable and that we cannot cheat death. However, this reporting is based on a misunderstanding of what the study actually says. The misinterpretations The study shows that "immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths," according to...
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...
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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,...