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…

We are delighted to hear that the SENS Research Foundation and the Forever Healthy Foundation have joined forces to host an exciting conference about rejuvenation biotechnology on March 15-17, 2018 at the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany. A new show open to the wider audience The particularly good news is that this conference will be open…

Our crowdfunding platform Lifespan.io, supporting studies on aging and longevity, was founded in August 2015, and this week we are celebrating our second birthday!   We thought that this was a great moment to have a look at what we have achieved with your support: $200k+ raised and 4 research projects successfully funded (and the…

In the last year or so, we have seen remarkable progress with a number of interventions that target the aging processes to prevent and treat age-related diseases. Senescent cell clearance has enjoyed lots of media attention and is entering human clinical trials later this year with Unity Biotechnology. We have LysoCLEAR from Ichor Therapeutics moving towards…

There is a persistent view that life extension advocacy is something that does not require any investments and can be done in your spare time. Fundraising for overheads is like an elephant in the room: it is hard not to notice it is there, but people try to avoid talking about it. The truth is,…

Life extensionism is a global movement with long-term traditions. The idea, that aging is similar to a disease and should be treated as such, was first suggested in early 1900s by Elie Metchnikoff, the Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine of 1908 for the discovery of phagocytosis, a vice director of the Pasteur Institute (Paris). Since then,…

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…

LEAF Director Elena Milova recently attended the International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid and gave a talk about effective advocacy and how we can engage better with the public as advocates for rejuvenation biotechnology. Her talk touches upon effective message delivery as well as the basic principles of teaching, known as the didactic principles….

LEAF director Elena Milova was recently at the International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid. During the conference, she caught up with life extension advocate Didier Coeurnelle. In this interview, Didier discusses his projects and shares advice to the community regarding what kind of activities can help foster progress in the development of rejuvenation biotechnology. …

On the 9th of June, we teamed up with the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for a live stream longevity panel on the MMTP Facebook page. The panel included Dr. Alexandra Stolzing, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Oliver Medvedik, MMTP coordinators Steve Hill and Elena Milova, Lifespan.io President Keith Comito, and one of the most…

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