Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi are back with another successful venture into the world of science investment. Following their acclaimed 2012 book “Cracking the code”, whose spotlight was on the life sciences industry, Juvenescence takes us on a compelling journey through the dawning market of longevity and rejuvenation biotechnology, which the authors predict will be…

A new mouse study by University of Florida Health researchers shows that multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or even reversed by using a gene therapy that stops the immune response caused by the disease in its tracks. What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, affects around 2.3 million people worldwide and…

We have been talking about a number of new studies in past Journal Clubs, so we thought it was time to get into some aging theory. We chose to cover one of the most cited and highly regarded damage theories of aging in this edition of the club. In this edition of Journal Club we…

Only two years ago, when I launched my advocacy website Rejuvenaction, I didn’t think I would read a book like Juvenescence so soon; yet, the topic of rejuvenation biotechnologies has already become mainstream enough to lead investors of the calibre of Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi to devote a whole book to it. As Juvenescence…

So far, the only intervention that is known to consistently increase lifespan across multiple species is caloric restriction (CR). Caloric restriction is known to increase lifespan in the majority of mouse strains tested[1] and many other species. The effects of CR have even been shown to influence how primates age and reduce the incidence of…

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Shmookler Reis has joined the LEAF scientific advisory board. He studied at Harvard University (B.A.) and Sussex University (D.Phil.). He joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1980, where he holds the Udupa Chair of Gerontologic Research; he also serves as Affiliate Professor of…

Very recently, the World Health Organization, which is essentially the United Nations’ agency for coordinating international health-related efforts, has launched The Global Online Consultation on Research Priority Setting for Healthy Aging. A corresponding survey is available on the WHO website and can be filled until September 30. As WHO is the main source of policy…

The immune system is like an army keeping us safe from invasion, injury and infection and helps us to regenerate and repair tissues and organs. However, the immune system is sometimes a double-edged sword that does more harm than good. A lot of focus has been on the role of macrophages and their ability to…

One of the most intriguing questions in biology discusses why some animals can regenerate their major body parts, such as hearts and limbs, and others cannot. A new study led by Dr. James Godwin from the MDI Biological Laboratory suggests that the innate immune system could be the answer. Secrets revealed in salamander study A…

Since population aging was first brought to the attention of the United Nations by the Government of Malta in 1968, our society began its journey to find adequate measures of adaptation to the growing share of older people and its impact on different aspects of social life. However, the Vienna International Plan of Action on…

© 2018 - LIFE EXTENSION ADVOCACY FOUNDATION
Privacy Policy / Terms Of Use

       Powered by MMD