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We’re all living longer, but longevity increases not benefitting everybody | KurzweilAI

We’re all living longer, but longevity increases not benefitting everybody | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
GDP $ per capita vs. life expectancy for 180 countries. In 2007 everyone lives longer than in 1970 because the health system is better, but in both cases,

 

Global lifespans have risen dramatically in the past 40 years, but the increased life expectancy is not benefitting body equally, say University of Toronto researchers. In particular, adult males from low- and middle-income countries are losing ground.

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Mini simulated cardiovascular system could speed testing of medications

Mini simulated cardiovascular system could speed testing of medications | Longevity science | Scoop.it
When scientists want to find out how a new medication will affect the cardiovascular system, the traditional way of doing so is via animal or human trials. ...
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Noninvasive retinal imaging device detects Alzheimer’s 20 years in advance | KurzweilAI

Noninvasive retinal imaging device detects Alzheimer’s 20 years in advance | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Retina test for future Alzheimer's disease (AD), showing plaques. Upper left: normal retina.Upper right: mild AD. Lower left: Moderate AD. Lower right: Non-AD
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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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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. The economic value of delayed aging is estimated to be $7.1 trillion over fifty years. In contrast, addressing heart disease and cancer separately would yield diminishing improvements in health and longevity by 2060—mainly due to competing risks. Delayed aging would greatly increase entitlement outlays, especially for Social Security. However, these changes could be offset by increasing the Medicare eligibility age and the normal retirement age for Social Security. Overall, greater investment in research to delay aging appears to be a highly efficient way to forestall disease, extend healthy life, and improve public health.

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Human blood platelets grown in bone marrow-replicating bioreactor

Human blood platelets grown in bone marrow-replicating bioreactor | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Scientists have already successfully coaxed stem cells into becoming red blood cells. Now, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have also created fun...
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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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