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Study results advance 'transposon theory of aging'

Study results advance 'transposon theory of aging' | Long Life | Scoop.it
A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the "transposon theory of aging." Transposons are rogue elements of DNA that break free in aging cells and rewrite themselves elsewhere i
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Transposons may be at the root of aging.
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Deep Space Industries unveils first asteroid prospecting spacecraft - SpaceNews.com

Deep Space Industries unveils first asteroid prospecting spacecraft - SpaceNews.com | Long Life | Scoop.it
Deep Space Industries plans to launch a small satellite by the end of the decade to survey a near Earth asteroid that it eventually plans to mine.
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Deep Space Industries has an asteroid prospector spacecraft design and a plan on how to use it.
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The Space Review: Is the Moon a necessary step on the path to Mars?

The Space Review: Is the Moon a necessary step on the path to Mars? | Long Life | Scoop.it
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If NASA sends astronauts to Mars in the 2030s, will they land at Elon Musk's Mars City, or will they try to explore a different part of the planet?
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The Zetetic Forum

The Zetetic Forum | Long Life | Scoop.it
Making connections, expanding minds.
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A possible disrupter in the field of business intelligence
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NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission, As Space Station Prepares for IDA-2 Installation

NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission, As Space Station Prepares for IDA-2 Installation | Long Life | Scoop.it
With a little more than a year to go before U.S. astronauts launch aboard a U.S.-built spacecraft, and fro
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SpaceX and Boeing have booth been awarded contracts for two commercial crew flights to ISS. The first may occur in August 2017.
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Chinese team to pioneer first human CRISPR trial

Chinese team to pioneer first human CRISPR trial | Long Life | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers at Sichuan University's West China Hospital has announced plans to begin a clinical trial where cells modified using the CRISPR gene editing technique will be used on human being
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CRISPR to get its first human trial in China.
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Blue Origin’s Outlines Results of Crew Capsule Parachute-Fail Landing Test

Blue Origin’s Outlines Results of Crew Capsule Parachute-Fail Landing Test | Long Life | Scoop.it
Blue Origin's Crew Capsule during post landing recovery operations last month after completing a test to prove the Crew Capsule could safely land with only two of its three parachute
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Details on how Blue Origin's crew capsule fared with intentionally failed parachute.
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Fix for 3-billion-year-old genetic error could dramatically improve genetic sequencing

Fix for 3-billion-year-old genetic error could dramatically improve genetic sequencing | Long Life | Scoop.it
For 3 billion years, one of the major carriers of information needed for life, RNA, has had a glitch that creates errors when making copies of genetic information. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have develope
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New enzyme makes error-free copies of DNA sequences..
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Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch lifts veil on world’s biggest plane — a giant bet on a new way to space

Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch lifts veil on world’s biggest plane — a giant bet on a new way to space | Long Life | Scoop.it
MOJAVE, Calif. – When you walk into the place where Seattle software billionaire Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Systems is building the world's biggest airplane
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Progress report on Stratolaunch
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Next Big Future: First phase 1 human aging reversal trials (GDF, Myostatin) in a year or two and George Church discusses how to affordably rejuvenate the whole body

Next Big Future: First phase 1 human aging reversal trials (GDF, Myostatin) in a year or two and George Church discusses how to affordably rejuvenate the whole body | Long Life | Scoop.it
Next Big Future: First phase 1 human aging reversal trials (GDF, Myostatin) in a year or two and... https://t.co/LKuc2w94pZ
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Doing the foundational work to reverse aging.
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Fountain of Youth? Dietary Supplement May Prevent and Reverse Severe Damage to Aging Brain, Research Suggests

Fountain of Youth? Dietary Supplement May Prevent and Reverse Severe Damage to Aging Brain, Research Suggests | Long Life | Scoop.it
A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals—all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores—has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss, according to new research from McMaster University.

It’s a mixture scientists believe could someday slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s.
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Cognitive decline arrested in mice with common, inexpensive supplements.
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Revolutionary Drug Being Explained

Revolutionary Drug Being Explained | Long Life | Scoop.it
Scientists figured out how the world's first drug that protects the cell mitochondria from damage by aggressive oxygen can work.
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Drug developed in Russia protects mitochondria from oxidation.
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Research identifies compound that reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Research identifies compound that reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's | Long Life | Scoop.it
A five-year study by an international team led from the University of Leicester has found a way of 'reversing' symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's - using fruit flies as test subjects.
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Researchers slow progression of Alzheimer's disease in fruit flies
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Brief rapamycin therapy in middle-aged mice extends lives

Brief rapamycin therapy in middle-aged mice extends lives | Long Life | Scoop.it
Geroscience researchers studying the biology of aging briefly treated middle-aged mice with the drug rapamycin to gauge the long-term effects of short-term therapy on health and longevity.
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Rapamycin extends lifespan of middle-aged mice after a 90 day course of treatment.
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Donald Trump disses America’s space program; what would Hillary Clinton do?

Donald Trump disses America’s space program; what would Hillary Clinton do? | Long Life | Scoop.it
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is going through a series of reversals, and today's highlights include the dissing of America's space program.
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The space program is not a top priority for any of the presidential candidates, but whoever wins will have a major influence of what the USA does in space in the coming years.
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Suborbital SpaceShipTwo: Cleared for Test Flights

Suborbital SpaceShipTwo: Cleared for Test Flights | Long Life | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) has awarded Virgin Galactic an operating license for SpaceShipTwo – a passenger-carrying suborbital space ship. In an August 1 statement from Virgin Galactic, Virgin Galactic Senior Vice President of Operations Mike Moses reports: “The granting of our operator license is an important milestone for…
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SpaceShipTwo receives license to fly from FAA.
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Editas, SR-TIGET Launch Research Collaboration | GEN News Highlights | GEN

Editas, SR-TIGET Launch Research Collaboration | GEN News Highlights | GEN | Long Life | Scoop.it
Partners aim to develop gene correction strategies for treating rare diseases, including two indications in the blood and bone marrow
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CRISPR effort attacking multiple disease areas.
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Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid Being Using 3-D Printing and Genetic Engineering

Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid Being Using 3-D Printing and  Genetic Engineering | Long Life | Scoop.it
Scientists genetically engineered and 3-D-printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence.
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Artificial life comes one step closer.
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Harvard geneticist says reversing aging is plausible

Harvard geneticist says reversing aging is plausible | Long Life | Scoop.it
George Church points to research in small animals
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Human trials in age reversing therapy may begin in as little as two years.
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A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically alter humans

A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically alter humans | Long Life | Scoop.it
In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were..
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Intervention for cancer could also have implications for life extension.
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BioViva Seeks To Patent Dual Anti-Aging Gene Therapy

BioViva Seeks To Patent Dual Anti-Aging Gene Therapy | Long Life | Scoop.it
Following promising early results, BioViva USA Inc. is filing a patent for
its dual telomere lengthening and muscle preserving gene therapy, in a bid
to secure access to eventual affordable gene therapy 
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Will extending telomeres extend human lifespan? We may find out in 20 years, when Elizabeth Parrish starts to age.
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Elon Musk hopes to send people to Mars as early as 2024

Elon Musk hopes to send people to Mars as early as 2024 | Long Life | Scoop.it
Elon Musk still has high hopes of landing people on Mars within the next decade. During a talk at Recode's Code Conference last night, the SpaceX CEO said he envisions sending people to Mar
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Elon Musk plans to send humans to Mars in 2024, more than a decade before NASA even dreams of doing it.
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Can Dead Brains Be Brought Back to Life? First Human Study to Find Out

Can Dead Brains Be Brought Back to Life? First Human Study to Find Out | Long Life | Scoop.it
Last month, a Philadelphia-based biotech company kicked off a clinical trial that pushes the envelope of what it means to be dead. Armed with ethical approval from the IRB at... read more
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Team in India will try to reanimate 20 brain dead people.
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SpaceX fast-tracks Mars plans and shoots for 2018 launch of unmanned lander

SpaceX fast-tracks Mars plans and shoots for 2018 launch of unmanned lander | Long Life | Scoop.it
Either Elon Musk really can't wait to get to Mars or his engineers are building the necessary technologies a bit faster than expected. SpaceX has just announced plans to have one of its Dragon spacecraft on its way to the Red Planet as soon as 2018, four years earlier than anticipated.​​
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Musk plans to send Red Dragon to Mars two years from now
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