As we age, our bodily functions begin to deteriorate. To some extent, our bodies can cope with these unwelcome changes, but after age 35, some of them become visible. For us living in a world where youth and physical attractiveness are considered an advantage, this gradual loss of young looks can be painful – or…

Due to a recently published study on the effects of young plasma on aged mice, we got in touch with Dr. Irina Conboy of the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Conboy is an Associate Professor at the Department of Bioengineering and an expert in stem cell niche engineering, tissue repair, stem cell aging and rejuvenation….

Victor Bjoerk, biologist and member of the LEAF team, shares a report about a recent aging research conference that he attended in Germany. Victor is one of our more well-traveled writers, and he has the fortune to attend many interesting shows, events, and conferences in Europe. Today Victor reports on the DGfA Aging Conference and also…

Serge Faguet is a Russian entrepreneur, the owner of a profitable travel company, Ostrovok, and the founder of several tech startups, including a new secret, AI-related one in Silicon Valley. For the last few weeks, his name has been all over the internet because of the article “I’m 32 and spent $200k on biohacking. Became…

The thymus gland is located at the top of the breastbone and is where the majority of T cells are produced by the immune system. One can think of the thymus as being like an army camp where new soldiers are trained and given their weapons to fight invading forces; in this case, the T…

During the recent Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid, LEAF board member Paul Spiegel discussed the social ramifications of increased lifespans thanks to emerging technologies. He spoke of the need for society to adapt to deal with longer lives. We invite you to watch the talk he gave and also to read an interview providing…

Many of you will likely already know who Professor George Church is, and that he is an important and senior member of the research community engaged in treating the aging processes to prevent or reverse age-related diseases, not to mention all kinds of other applications for genetic engineering. For those who are not familiar with…

Chronological age has been typically used as a way to gauge how someone is aging; however, this is a poor measure indeed. People tend to age at different rates due to a variety of reasons: environment, diet, diseases in earlier life, stress, exercise, and lifestyle all play a role in how a person ages. Clearly…

Oisin Biotechnologies is a rejuvenation biotechnology company which received its seed funding from the Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation a few years ago. The current focus of Oisin is the targeted clearance of senescent cells, using drugs sometimes referred to as senolytics. Senescent cells are one of the hallmarks of aging, and as they…

A few days ago, at the international exhibition Geek Picnic 2017 in Moscow, LEAF director Elena Milova had the opportunity to talk with the founder of Sci-Hub, Alexandra Elbakyan. The Sci-Hub website is devoted to providing scientists, students, and researchers with free access to scientific publications which would otherwise be locked behind paywalls. In this…

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