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As part of our strategy, we are constantly networking and seeking opportunities to engage new audiences about the topic of healthy life extension. Recently our President, Keith Comito appeared on the Young Turks Rebel HQ and spoke with Cenk Uygur, the host, and creator of the Young Turks.

The Young Turks is an American progressive political and social commentary channel that covers news and current affairs. Cenk Kadir Uygur is a Turkish-American businessman, columnist, journalist, activist, and political commentator.

This interview went out initially on the main TYT channel to an audience of 4.2 million and, later, on the Rebel HQ channel to 184,000 followers. This aligns with the core principles of our mission, which involve engaging with new audiences about aging research and healthy life extension.

We were delighted by how enthusiastic Cenk was about the potential of healthy life extension, and it is great to see a media outlet with such a large audience talking about the topic in such a positive way. We will continue our work to engage with ever-larger audiences, which is especially urgent now that the first rejuvenation technologies are currently in human trials.

Preparing the public for what the future potentially holds is a cornerstone of our organization, and you can rely on us to lead the way in promoting dialogue and discussion about obtaining healthier, longer lives through science.

About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
  1. November 5, 2018

    Happy to know that your messaged reached TYT audience too

  2. November 10, 2018

    Good work Keith and Team.

  3. November 10, 2018

    I don’t know how much money Leaf makes off the adverts on its website, but if it is not much I would seriously consider dropping them. On this blog article I am seeing two ads for snake oil herbs to extend lifespan which completely contradicts the serious science message Leaf is trying to push. One ad literally reads “Doctors say 1 weird compound protects against dementia in shock new study”.

    I also get those “date Russian/Asian woman” ads which are sure to annoy your female audience in particular.

    • mm
      November 11, 2018

      We rely on ad revenue to help pay our operating costs including staff alongside other support such as via our Patrons scheme. Like most charities, we struggle with funding and as ads do give us significant revenue we could not drop them. Google as you likely know chooses adverts it thinks you would be interested in too, obviously, it does not always get it right :)

      However, We have been modifying the settings to filter out such ads but it’s an ongoing process as more granular options become available, etc. We have some measure of control over what adverts appear but they are sorted into categories if you have a particular advert in mind let me know what site it was for and we can try to track it down manually and block it from the list. We have restricted all dating adverts now and a few others.

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