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The Apparent Ceiling on Lifespan

The Apparent Ceiling on Lifespan | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Although people are living longer as a group, the maximum lifespan seems to be fixed at 114. Why?

 

There are a number of potential explanations, but we may find that today’s predictions and reasons are completely irrelevant in tomorrow's world.

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US Lifespan Trending Upward | Worldhealth.net Anti-Aging News

US Lifespan Trending Upward | Worldhealth.net Anti-Aging News | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A study analyzing 75 years of statistical data suggests that death rates in the United States are dropping, while advancements in medical care contribute to the extension of lifespan.
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Linda Holroyd's curator insight, November 12, 2014 12:06 PM

Better healthcare and better lifestyle choices help lead to longer lifespans

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Privilege Has Its Rewards — How Longevity Will Become The New Class Inequality | Singularity Hub

Privilege Has Its Rewards — How Longevity Will Become The New Class Inequality | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Currently, income inequality is getting everyone’s attention because it taps into a very primal drive of ALL humans: survival. But focusing on money alone has convoluted the problem, as it seems that it’s about denying the rich. Instead, framing the problem as a longevity gap helps everyone — not just the 99% — understand what is at stake.

 

So here are the factors that have allowed the rich to live longer...

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Survey Says: Obesity leveling off & Hawaiians happiest

Survey Says: Obesity leveling off & Hawaiians happiest | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Does this come as a surprise? A recent poll finds that Hawaii is the happiest state and received the best score of wellbeing. Which state scored the lowest?

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Anti-Aging Protein Extends Life Span in Mice, and Maybe Humans

Anti-Aging Protein Extends Life Span in Mice, and Maybe Humans | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Things are looking up for aging mice and, if this research pays off, for aging humans, too.

 

Researchers have found that a long-suspected anti-aging protein called sirtuin can make male mice live about 16 percent longer than average, the first such advance for mammals in a field that has thus far only offered the blessings of extended life span to yeast, nematodes and fruit flies...

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Eating fewer calories may lower risk of asthma, other diseases

Eating fewer calories may lower risk of asthma, other diseases | Longevity science | Scoop.it
People with asthma may one day receive an unconventional prescription for their condition: eat less.

 

Caloric Restriction (CR) has been studied for years as a method for life extension. This has been proven to work in animal studies, but the results are still unclear in human-- mainly because human lifespan is so much longer than animal lifespan that an adequate study is difficult to engineer. 

 

Now we have evidence that CR may help lower risk of diseases, from asthma to cancer and even Alzheimer's.

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How to Extend Lifespan | Steven Pearson

How to Extend Lifespan | Steven Pearson | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Steps you can take to extend your lifespan...

 

“We all have a pretty basic idea of what we should do to stay healthy. Those basic ideas are a primary factor in our current calculated lifespan. Everything you have been through, and everything you will go through will determine how many years you have left on the clock. Taking it further, those same factors will determine how many of those years will be healthy.

 

In order to truly extend your lifespan, you've got to take the reins, make the right choices, and raise the bar on what it means to stay healthy. Treat aging as a disease, not a process.”

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As We Begin to Share Ourselves with Machines

As We Begin to Share Ourselves with Machines | Longevity science | Scoop.it

As we develop software to help store our life experiences, we begin to share our consciousness with machines. Futurists, such as Ray Kurzweil, believe that one day we will be able to essentially upload ourselves into digital format.

 

This may indefinitely extend the time period we experience personal consciousness. If your personality is digital, is it 'you?' Will this constitute 'living forever?' And how about the implications for population management, if people fit on hard drives...

 

Read more abou a new prototype software called Lifebrowser, which uses artificial intelligence to help you revisit important events, photos, and e-mails from your own life...

 

 

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Unwinding Nature's Clocks

Unwinding Nature's Clocks | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Scientists at Duke will share a $14 million grant from DARPA to study biological clocks.

 

If scientists can isolate the genes, molecules and signals of human biological clocks, they could find ways to control and repair them if they are broken or damaged. A new DARPA grant will bring together many leading experts on the cell cycle, the circadian clock, the metabolism of yeast, root growth in plants and pulsing processes in bacteria, to deconstruct the molecular and genetic rhythms that keep these organisms alive. These scientists have four years to investigate the diverse rhythms of life.

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The How and Why of 100 Years of Happiness | Psychology Today

The How and Why of 100 Years of Happiness | Psychology Today | Longevity science | Scoop.it

All of us except the misanthropes would like to live happily ever after. But how long is the "after" in happily ever after? In this case, we are talking about over 100 years.

 

"Who lives long, healthy, and happy lives, and why?" Here is another amazing case.

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Aging of Eyes Is Blamed in Circadian Rhythm Disturbances

Aging of Eyes Is Blamed in Circadian Rhythm Disturbances | Longevity science | Scoop.it
New research supports a largely unrecognized culprit in circadian rhythm disturbances: the gradual yellowing of the lens and the narrowing of the pupil that come with age.

 

 

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