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Secrets of ‘SuperAger’ brains | KurzweilAI

Secrets of ‘SuperAger’ brains | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Memory performance on a word list, showing the SuperAgers performed significantly better than elderly controls.

 

Is loss of grey matter an automatic part of aging?

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Study: can daily aspirin help ward off cancer?

Taking aspirin daily may help protect against cancer but the effect seems weaker than previously thought, according to a U.S. study that included a decade's worth of data from more than 100,000 people.

 

 

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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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Bio-Retina to enter clinical trials in 2013

Bio-Retina to enter clinical trials in 2013 | Longevity science | Scoop.it

At least 25-30 million people worldwide have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in middle-aged and older adults.

 

Israeli start-up Nano Retina has announced its new Bio-Retina, a tiny array of photodetectors which can be implanted directly on the retinal surface. Ready to enter clinical trials in 2013, the Bio-Retina restores vision to AMD sufferers almost immediately following the simple implantation process.

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How 3D Printing The Human Body Works [Infographic]

How 3D Printing The Human Body Works [Infographic] | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Imagine for a second that you are suffering from some kind of liver illness that reduces your liver function to 10%. In order to recuperate, you would need a liver transplant or another fix that increases your liver’s function. In the future, that could be entirely possible thanks to 3D printing.

 

As a matter of fact, scientists and engineers all say that it won’t be long before we can print custom made full organs to replace the non-functioning ones.

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Rethinking G20: SESIÓN 2: PROVOCAR EL SIGNIFICADO

Dr. Terry Grossman presented at the G20: Designing the Future conference in Mexico. His portion begins at about 1:22:46 and runs 12 minutes.


(G20: SESIÓN 2: PROVOCAR EL SIGNIFICADO)

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Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE seeks healthcare tech innovations

Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE seeks healthcare tech innovations | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Nokia is sponsoring the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE. The US$2.25 million global competition is intended to “stimulate the development of sensors and sensing technology to drastically improve and expand the quality and access to healthcare across a wide variety of settings for consumers all around the globe.

 

Teams are required to submit a system, device, or component that can detect a physical value and record or interpret it. Those physical values could be applied to things such as biofluid and tissue samples, bodily structures, a patient’s external environment, body movements, mood/emotion, and body physics – that last category would include the measurement of vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate.

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Three coffees a day keeps dementia away, say researchers

Three coffees a day keeps dementia away, say researchers | Longevity science | Scoop.it

In a recent study, maintaining high blood levels of caffeine appeared to help adults over 65 ward off Alzheimer's disease. The study participants started with mild cognitive impairment, but none of the participants with higher blood levels developed Alzheimer's during the 2-4 year period.

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What can we do to stem the coming Alzheimer's epidemic? (video)

Alzheimer's may strike 100 million people by 2050. Gregory Petsko, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University, asks: We know our populati...
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Telomerase Gene Therapy Extends Lives Of Mice By Up To 24 Percent

Telomerase Gene Therapy Extends Lives Of Mice By Up To 24 Percent | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The latest in the fight against ever dying is a gene therapy that gives mice a healthy dose of telomerase, the enzyme that keeps our chromosomes – and thus our cells and bodies – “young.”

 

The therapy extended the lifespans of mice by 24 percent and, at least so far, the therapy appears to be completely safe...

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The Healthiest Person Alive (TEDMED 2011 video)

The Healthiest Person Alive (TEDMED 2011 video) | Longevity science | Scoop.it

What happens when you try to be the healthiest person alive? It’s overwhelming!

 

But wait, there is a moral to this story.

 

TEDMED 2011 presentation by A.J. Jacobs (video)

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Cost of Aging Rising Rapidly

Cost of Aging Rising Rapidly | Longevity science | Scoop.it

"People worldwide are living three years longer than expected on average, pushing up the costs of aging by 50 percent, and governments and pension funds are ill prepared, the International Monetary Fund said.

 

Already the cost of caring for aging baby boomers is beginning to strain government budgets, particularly in advanced economies where by 2050 the elderly will match the numbers of workers almost one for one. The IMF study shows that the problem is global and that longevity is a bigger risk than thought.”

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Twin study isolates key ageing genes

Twin study isolates key ageing genes | Longevity science | Scoop.it

In a study at Kings College London using groups of identical twins, genes were identified that are switched on or off by epigenetic factors - natural mechanisms other than the underlying DNA which change the gene expression, and could include external factors such as...

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Danny Hillis – With A Drop Of Your Blood, We’ll Soon Diagnose Your Disease Before You Even Have Symptoms | Singularity Hub

Danny Hillis – With A Drop Of Your Blood, We’ll Soon Diagnose Your Disease Before You Even Have Symptoms | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

As the data piles up, preventative medicine will become a quantitative endeavor.

 

Danny Hillis believes the doctors visit of the future will be a simple blood test that measures proteins, lipids and some other key signals, which will then be plugged into a systematic database to help us treat diseases long before any symptoms arise.

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Protein that boosts longevity may protect against diabetes

Protein that boosts longevity may protect against diabetes | Longevity science | Scoop.it

SIRT1, a protein that slows aging in mice and other animals, also protects against the ravages of a high-fat diet, including diabetes, according to a new MIT study.

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Somehow I thought high carb - especially refined sugar - diet was the main culprit in developing diabetes. 

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Stem Cell Therapy for Aging Hearts

Stem Cell Therapy for Aging Hearts | Longevity science | Scoop.it

KurzweilAI:

 

Damaged and aged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions.

 

The research could one day lead to new treatments for heart failure patients, researchers said.

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Is there a biological limit to longevity? | KurzweilAI

Is there a biological limit to longevity? | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Gerontologists and demographers have argued about this for a long time, with the balance of opinion heavily influenced by the changes seen in the wealthiest nations’ “survival curves” — graphs showing, broadly speaking, the proportion of an initial population that survived to a given age.

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Accelerated Tech News 11: Singularity Hub

Accelerated Tech News 11: Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

This week's video news from Singularity Hub gives you the top blurbs on skin cancer, stem cell veins and more...

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Put this in your pipe-- no matter what, quitting helps

Put this in your pipe-- no matter what, quitting helps | Longevity science | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ex-smokers live longer than those who haven't kicked the habit, no matter what age group you look at, according to a new report.This fact calls for effective smoking cessation...
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People on calorie restriction have better heart rate variability

People who restrict their caloric intake in an effort to live longer have hearts that function more like those in people who are 20 years younger.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a key measure of the heart's ability to adapt to physical activity, stress, sleep and other factors that influence the rate at which the heart pumps blood, doesn't decline nearly as rapidly in people who have significantly restricted their caloric intake for an average of seven years.

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Immortal worms defy aging | KurzweilAI

Immortal worms defy aging | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

How do they do it?

 

There are two types of worm that can regenerate their cells indefinitely, leading researchers to question—is this a key to immortality?

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Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines

Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines | Longevity science | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who are at high risk of falls should have physical therapy and take vitamin D supplements to reduce their chance of injury, according to new recommendations from...
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Gene therapy for aging-associated decline tested | KurzweilAI

Gene therapy for aging-associated decline tested | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Research extended mouse lifespan by up to 24% using gene therapy.

 

The therapy also decreased the signs of aging. For example, it improved muscle health and delayed the diseases of aging such as osteoporosis and insulin resistance.

 

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Controversial Anti-Aging Chemical Resveratrol Back In The Spotlight With New Details About How It Works

Controversial Anti-Aging Chemical Resveratrol Back In The Spotlight With New Details About How It Works | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Resveratrol, the famed anti-aging supplement extracted from red wine, has experienced its share of controversy.

 

An experimental artifact, a pair of studies that questioned its health benefits, and the shady practices of one now-discredited scientist have put resveratrol in a bad light as of late.

 

But a recent study now attempts to help set the record straight by confirming one part of the resveratrol puzzle…

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The Future is Now-- SENS Foundation Report

SENS Foundation (which “works to develop, promote and ensure widespread access to rejuvenation biotechnologies which comprehensively address the disabilities and diseases of aging.”)
need “no longer discuss and emphasize what the future might hold.

 

Rather, [they] discuss and emphasize what is going on right now at the SENS Foundation Research Center in Mountain View, California, and in Foundation-funded laboratories across the world:

 

Research to counteract arteriosclerotic plaque, DNA damage and other causes of aging, as well as developments to make new limbs and initiatives to sponsor young scientists.

 

(link opens pdf of 2011 Annual Report)

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