More pressure to include the aging processes as a disease from a number of important scientists. This time Sweden is the focus for the push to have aging included in their disease classification with an article in the press by biologist and activist Victor Bjoerk. Now you may agree or disagree that the various processes…

Appropriate funding is crucial for scientific progress, which is especially true in the case of basic science. Fundamental studies do not deliver a final product or potential revenue in a short-term, so the most wealthy stakeholders in R&D – business – are unlikely to invest their money in them.    Studies exploring the main mechanisms…

New medical technologies need bold researchers to make the leap from the laboratory table to hospitals and clinics where they can improve or even save lives. Kelsey Moody, a 30-year-old scientist from Beekmantown, is one such researcher. Kelsey is especially interested in the treatment of age-related diseases but using a different approach. Currently researching age-related…

Today, February 21, is the birthday of Jeanne Louise Calment – the oldest verified human being ever, who managed to live an amazing 122 years and 164 days! Jeanne was an independent and positive person, and she managed to live all alone until aged 110. After a fire in her apartment she moved into a…

Today we take a look at one of the more unusual  supplements which has been used in traditional medicine for many years. History of honokiol Honokiol is a lignan isolated from the bark, seed cones, and leaves of the trees of various Magnolia species. Honokiol along with other active molecules in magnolia such as magnolol…

One of the most commonly used supplements frequently taken to promote joint health and other aches but there really is more to this dietary supplement than first meets the eye. History of Glucosamine Originally discovered during the 1960s in Italy by pharmacologist Professor Luigi Rovati and the founder of pharmaceutical giant the Rottapharm|Madaus group. The…

The development pipeline for new drugs and therapies is a long one, and on average it can take up to 17 years to research, test and bring a new product to market [1]. The reasons for this are myriad and complex, the demanding test phases required for safety and efficacy, the preclinical tests, the regulatory…

Most of the generation born in the 1980s enjoyed watching the science-fiction adventure comedy film “Back to the future”. The plot is built around the idea, that by using a time machine one can go back in time in order to fix things that have gone wrong, in order to help the present get back…

The rejuvenation research community is very diverse. Despite each of us having their favorite projects or directions of activity, the achievement of our common goal – the extended period of health and productivity – is highly dependent on this diversity. We need advocacy organizations to educate the public and fundraise actively, in order to support…

Today we will cover a story about how a member of our community, Mike Daniels, car mechanic turned cancer researcher, was inspired by the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey and the SENS Foundation to address age-related diseases. What follows is an emotional, gritty but honest life story of someone who took action and is…

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