Immunosenescence is the age-related decline of the immune system. The reason why our immune systems start to fail and weaken as we age is not fully understood, and, indeed, there are a variety of hypotheses as to why this happens. Inflammaging Inflammation certainly plays a role in this process, and it is well documented that…

The end of the year is approaching, and as we prepare for the celebrations for the new year, what could be better than sitting down with a warm drink and recapping 2017 in the world of rejuvenation biotechnology? Winter kick-off This year has been pretty intense, with a lot going on both at LEAF and…

Happy Holidays! Journal Club. Dr. Medvedik wanted to take a look at something a bit different this month. We are taking a look at a fascinating study where researchers used light to treat Alzheimer’s plaque formation in mice. This is considerably different to more traditional approaches to treat this disease so we thought we would…

Happy Holidays! December has been another busy month in the field of rejuvenation biotechnology. Let’s take a look at some of the things that have been happening. SENS AMA, Winter Fundraiser, and the Pineapple Fund Dr. Aubrey de Grey of SENS Research Foundation was on Reddit for an AMA (“ask me anything”) in the Futurology…

When doing science, it is crucially important to have clear, unambiguous definitions. These definitions must be firmly established to avoid confusion and misunderstandings and possibly to prevent people from going around telling everyone that you’re working on something that you’re actually not. The I-word It’s not uncommon, especially for outsiders of a given field, to…

Happy Holidays everyone! Just a quick update on the MouseAge project which was successfully funded earlier this year thanks to the support of the community. We are happy to announce that those who donated to MouseAge and qualified for a signed copy of the new book Juvenessence by Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi should be receiving them…

The 2017 Project for Awesome (P4A) has ended, and what a weekend it has been! We have had a significant number of videos created in support of our work, and the encouragement from the community has been superb. It is very inspiring to hear what people have to say about the importance of our work…

The topic of healthspan is increasingly being raised in the popular media, but what does it really mean? Simply put, healthspan means the period of your life in which you remain healthy and free from age-related diseases. The Roman poet Virgil once said “The greatest wealth is health”, so the concept of healthspan was something…

Happy Holidays! Journal Club will be a bit earlier than usual this month as everyone will be busy celebrating the holidays soon. Dr. Medvedik wanted to take a look at something a bit different this month. We are taking a look at a fascinating study where researchers used light to treat Alzheimer’s plaque formation in…

The Project for Awesome 2017 launched yesterday and runs from December 15 to December 17. This is a chance for people to create and vote on short videos about their favorite charities; the top-voted charities each win a cash prize to help bring them most-needed funds for the coming new year. The Life Extension Advocacy…

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