A team of researchers, including professor Steve Horvath, the pioneer of the epigenetic clock, report in this new paper about an improved version of that clock [1]. His original epigenetic clock measures the age of a person by looking at DNA methylation patterns; these patterns correlate closely with the actual age of a person, with…

The Undoing Aging conference, a collaboration between the SENS Research Foundation and Michael Greve’s Forever Healthy Foundation, took place on March 15-17 in Berlin, which saw many researchers, advocates, investors, and other important members of the longevity community gather together to learn about the latest progress in rejuvenation biotechnology. As we had arranged a travel…

The Undoing Aging conference, a collaboration between the SENS Research Foundation and Michael Greve’s Forever Healthy Foundation, took place on March 15-17 in Berlin, which saw many researchers, advocates, investors, and other important members of the longevity community gather together to learn about the latest progress in rejuvenation biotechnology. LEAF arranged a travel grant for…

Today, the Interventions to extend healthspan and lifespan 2018 conference has begun in Kazan, Russia. This is the fifth conference in this series and is a very important event for people who work in the field. Elena Milova from LEAF is in Kazan and has already brought us a brief introduction to the event, which…

The Undoing Aging conference, a collaboration between the SENS Research Foundation and Michael Greve’s Forever Healthy Foundation, took place on March 15-17 in Berlin, and it saw many researchers, advocates, investors, and other important members of the longevity community gather together to learn about the latest progress in rejuvenation biotechnology. LEAF arranged a travel grant…

How many biologists does it take to make nontrivial progress on an unsolved mathematical problem for the first time in nearly 70 years? The answer is one, at least if the biologist is Dr. Aubrey de Grey, the pioneer of the repair approach to aging. Yes, you read that right. Today, in occasion of Dr….

Today we will be looking at new research that may provide a new treatment option for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. What is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a progressive respiratory disease characterized by shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. It generally takes a long time to…

Today, we have a guest article from Dr. Marion Tible, a scientist, and author over at the aging research-focused blog Long Long Life. What follows is an introduction to the senescent cell-clearing therapies known as senolytics, these therapies are poised to enter human trials and if successful could revolutionize how we treat age-related diseases. What…

Some time ago, we discussed the matter of beauty in the context of life extension; in particular, we tried to dispel the belief that the motivation behind life extension might be simply vanity. The article argued that there is nothing wrong with wanting to preserve youthful looks and attempted to explain the evolutionary reasons for…

Earlier this year, the Y Combinator (YC) community showed interest in supporting biotechnology focused on healthspan and age-related disease. The YC community is an influential part of the Bay Area technology-focused industry in California. It was great to hear that it was planning to support biotech startups working on aging through its YC Bio program….

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