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On Living Forever

On Living Forever | Longevity science | Scoop.it

“Wouldn’t you eventually get bored?” Like clockwork, the question arises when I tell someone quixotically, arrogantly, that I plan on living forever. From the limited perspective of 20 years, even the prospect of living another six or seven decades in full color can be impossible to envisage. Hedging, I answer that assuming a world where radical life extension is possible, there will be no telling as to how different the human experience will be from what we know—that is to say, where 200-year-olds won’t merely be stuck playing very, very slow mah-jongg.

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Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's

Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's | Longevity science | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step towards developing a test for the incurable
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Added Layers of Proteome Complexity | The Scientist Magazine®

Added Layers of Proteome Complexity | The Scientist Magazine® | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Scientists discover a broad spectrum of alternatively spliced human protein variants within a well-studied family of genes.
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3D-printed spine cage enables customized spinal fusion surgery

3D-printed spine cage enables customized spinal fusion surgery | Longevity science | Scoop.it
3D printing has given rise to a new breed of patient-specific surgeries and treatments. Following in the footsteps of recent high-tech solutions such as pri...
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Google partners with Novartis to produce glucose-monitoring contact lens

Google partners with Novartis to produce glucose-monitoring contact lens | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Google announced that it was testing a glucose-monitoring contact lens. The lens is aimed at helping people with diabetes better manage t...
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Ghrelin, a stress-induced hormone, primes the brain for PTSD

Study finds that ghrelin, produced during stressful situations, primes the brain for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Proteins could take the place of fats in diet cheeses and cakes

Proteins could take the place of fats in diet cheeses and cakes | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Dieters take note! It may soon be possible to buy low-fat cakes and cheeses that have the same taste and texture as their waistline-increasing counterparts....
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Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes

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Sunshine vitamin D boosts survival chances in bowel cancer: study

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Newly discovered fungus holds clues to stopping superbugs

Newly discovered fungus holds clues to stopping superbugs | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A research team from McMaster University, the University of British Columbia and Cardiff University has discovered a fungus in the soil of the Canadian prov...
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Vascular network bio-printing brings 3D-printed organs one step closer

Vascular network bio-printing brings 3D-printed organs one step closer | Longevity science | Scoop.it
The ability to bio-print tissues and organs could allow us to create custom body parts that could be used for transplants. New research has brought that pos...
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Nanoshell shields foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells from immune system | KurzweilAI

Nanoshell shields foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells from immune system | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
The shell’s pores are too small for the enzyme to escape but big enough for diffusion of amino acids that feed cancer cells in and out of the particle. The
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Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command | KurzweilAI

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field (credit: University of Illinois) Engineers at the University of
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A self-powered cardiac pacemaker | KurzweilAI

A self-powered cardiac pacemaker | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Artist's impression of a self-powered cardiac pacemaker is enabled by a flexible piezoelectric energy harvester (credit: KAIST) A research team from the
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Ulcer-forming Bacteria Target Tiny Traumas | The Scientist Magazine®

Ulcer-forming Bacteria Target Tiny Traumas | The Scientist Magazine® | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A new study finds that Helicobacter pylori home in on small lesions in the stomach and promote ulceration within minutes of epithelial injury.
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MIT adds two robotic fingers to the human hand

MIT adds two robotic fingers to the human hand | Longevity science | Scoop.it
MIT's supernumerary robotic fingers extend from either side of the user's dominant hand, and are attached to a device that's worn around the wrist. The id...
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Fundamental research is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease

Fundamental research is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, are one step closer to the goal of developing the world's first T-cell...
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One injection stops diabetes in its tracks: Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects

One injection stops diabetes in its tracks: Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects | Longevity science | Scoop.it
In mice with diet-induced diabetes -- the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans -- a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.
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A neural device to restore memory | KurzweilAI

A neural device to restore memory | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to
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Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies | KurzweilAI

Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
(Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT) MIT engineers have developed the first light-sensitive protein molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively.
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Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies | KurzweilAI

Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
(Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT) MIT engineers have developed the first light-sensitive protein molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively.
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Substantial Health And Economic Returns From Delayed Aging May Warrant A New Focus For Medical Research

Substantial Health And Economic Returns From Delayed Aging May Warrant A New Focus For Medical Research | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Recent scientific advances suggest that slowing the aging process (senescence) is now a realistic goal. Yet most medical research remains focused on combating individual diseases. Using the Future Elderly Model—a microsimulation of the future health and spending of older Americans—we compared optimistic “disease specific” scenarios with a hypothetical “delayed aging” scenario in terms of the scenarios’ impact on longevity, disability, and major entitlement program costs. Delayed aging could increase life expectancy by an additional 2.2 years, most of which would be spent in good health.


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Researchers regrow human corneas in mice | KurzweilAI

Researchers regrow human corneas in mice | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A restored functional cornea following transplantation of human ABCB5-positive limbal stem cells to limbal stem cell-deficient mice (credit: Kira Lathrop,
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MIT researchers augment humans with extra robotic arms

MIT researchers augment humans with extra robotic arms | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A team at MIT is developing extra robot limbs that can help out humans with everyday tasks where an extra hand, arm, or leg might be useful. The robot can a...
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Engineered red blood cells could carry therapeutic or diagnostic payloads | KurzweilAI

Engineered red blood cells could carry therapeutic or diagnostic payloads | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Human red blood cells supported on a glass slide (credit: Whitehead Institute) Whitehead Institute scientists and associates have modified red blood cells
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Changes in ambient temperature found to influence brown fat levels

Changes in ambient temperature found to influence brown fat levels | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The discovery that lowering your body temperature leads to an increase in a certain type of "good" fat might have some ditching the diet books and shedding a layer of clothing instead.


A study conducted at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Washington has demonstrated that changes in ambient temperature affects brown fat levels in humans, pointing to potential treatment options for the weight-wary and sufferers of diabetes.



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