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Along with flu and colds, winter brings more fatal heart attacks and strokes

Along with flu and colds, winter brings more fatal heart attacks and strokes | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A recent study has found that more fatal heart attacks and strokes occur during the winter than at other times of the year. And it doesn’t seem to matter if the winter is occurring in the warmer climes of Southern California or the frostier ones of Boston.

 

 

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Cadaver stem cells offer new hope of life after death - health - 21 December 2012 - New Scientist

Cadaver stem cells offer new hope of life after death - health - 21 December 2012 - New Scientist | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Dead bodies can provide organs for transplants, now they might become a source of stem cells too. Huge numbers of stem cells can still be mined from bone marrow five days after death to be potentially used in a variety of life-saving treatments.

 

Human bone marrow contains mesenchymal stem cells, which can develop into bone, cartilage, fat and other cell types. MSCs can be transplanted and the type of cell they form depends on where they are injected. Cells injected into the heart, for example, can form healthy new tissue, a useful therapy for people with chronic heart conditions.

 

 

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Chemical brain preservation: how to live ‘forever’ — a personal view | KurzweilAI

Chemical brain preservation: how to live ‘forever’ — a personal view | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Neuroscientists today can preserve small volumes (<1mm⊃3;) of animal brain tissue immediately after death with incredible precision...

 

...chemical brain preservation may inexpensively preserve the organism’s memories and mental states after death. Chemically preserved brains can be stored at room temperature in cemeteries, contract storage, even private homes.

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Disappearing Dead: Economic Optimism about Immortality

Disappearing Dead: Economic Optimism about Immortality | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Will we one day be able to live forever?

 

According to inventor/author Ray Kurzweil, eternal life is now actually on the horizon -- the near horizon. He predicts that by 2029, biomedical technology will be extending longevity faster than we age.

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Scientists unlock key to cancer cell death mystery

Scientists unlock key to cancer cell death mystery | Longevity science | Scoop.it

New research may offer treatment options to certain cancers, such as sarcomas.

 

The scientists in this study found that a particular protein is able to stop and control certain cancer cells, and that it has also been known to kill cancer cells. There are drugs that can increase levels of this protein (p21). Testing these drugs in cancer cases may lead to more effective treatments to halt the progress of cancer and even kill existing cancer cells.

 

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Exercise May Add Years of Life

Exercise May Add Years of Life | Longevity science | Scoop.it

“Exercise can partially reverse the effects of the aging process ... a minimum quantity and quality of exercise decreases the risk of death, prevents development of certain cancers, lowers the risk of osteoporosis, and increases longevity.” (Gremeaux V et al. 2012)

 Now, a data analysis from Canada pinpoints the lifespan extension different groups can expect from regular, moderate exercise. 

 

 

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Again and again, exercise is proven to help increase life expectancy. More importantly, staying active will extend your quality life span, because you will remain healthier and retain vibrancy as you age.

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'Shocking' cancer study results on Monsanto weedkiller and GM corn

'Shocking' cancer study results on Monsanto weedkiller and GM corn | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A heavily publicized study came out last week indicating that the world’s best-selling weedkiller and genetically modified corn can cause tumors, multiple organ damage, and lead to premature death.

 

"This research shows an extraordinary number of tumours developing earlier and more aggressively - particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts,” said Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist at King’s College London, and a member of CRIIGEN, the independent scientific council which supported the research.

 

Further Reading:

This 2009 study linked GM corn to liver and organ toxicity:

http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm;

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Kurzweil Talks About Achievable Immortality On PBS NewsHour | Singularity Hub

Kurzweil Talks About Achievable Immortality On PBS NewsHour | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, PBS NewsHour ran a 10-minute piece with Kurzweil titled “As Humans and Computers Merge…Immortality?” from correspondent Paul Solman for his economics-focused Making Sen$e of Financial News.

 

Solman probes Kurzweil for some insights about where technology is headed in the coming decades, covering topics like artificial intelligence, extending lifespans through supplementation, and digital resurrection of the deceased as avatars.

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Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life: study

Older people who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, according to an international review of several studies covering more than 70,000 people.

 

The percentage may sound small, but over a population, the numbers are significant.

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