During my recent journey to Saint-Petersburg to attend the in situ education program of the International Institute on Ageing of the United Nations, Malta (INIA), I asked one of the main speakers, former Head of the UN Programs on Ageing Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko, to find a few minutes to talk about his work. After joining…

Today we offer you an interview with Dr. Marvin Formosa, director of the International Institute on Ageing of the United Nations, Malta (INIA). But first let’s find out, how the issue of population aging was first introduced into the agenda of the United Nations, and why the UN body with focus on aging is located…

On May 16-19th renowned researchers and advocates of healthy life extension will gather in Paris to discuss recent breakthroughs in regenerative medicine. The conference organized by the International Cell Senescence Association (ICSA) “The Ins and Outs of Cellular Senescence: Understanding the Biology to Foster Healthy Aging and Suppression of Disease” will take place in the…

Spring is the best time to celebrate life and remember all the good things we have achieved to improve and protect human life. One of the organizations which contributed the most to the development of healthcare systems around the globe is the World Health Organization founded by the United Nations. WHO’s Constitution came into force…

Science and technology play a vital role for human prosperity! In its ideal form science is a systematic method that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations to understand the world in an objective and logical way and through this derive predictions about the future. Therefore science stands in sharp contrast to…

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…

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…

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