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Oct 28, 2020

Advanced Technology: Science Fiction to Science Fact and Encouraging a Culture of Responsibility

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, life extension, security

Human body bio-factories of tommorow for organ and tissue replacement.


Ira Pastor, ideaXme life sciences ambassador interviews Dr Alexander Titus Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).

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Oct 26, 2020

Three Tissue Engineering Projects Awarded From Joint National Science Foundation and CASIS Solicitation to Leverage the Space Station

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, genetics, life extension, science

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (FL), October 19, 2020 – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced three flight projects that were selected as part of a joint solicitation focused on leveraging the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory to further knowledge in the fields of tissue engineering and mechanobiology. Through this collaboration, CASIS, manager of the ISS National Lab, will facilitate hardware implementation, in-orbit access, and astronaut crew time on the orbiting laboratory. NSF invested $1.2 million in the selected projects, which are seeking to advance fundamental science and engineering knowledge for the benefit of life on Earth.

This is the third collaborative research opportunity between CASIS and NSF focused on tissue engineering. Fundamental science is a major line of business for the ISS National Lab, and by conducting research in the persistent microgravity environment offered by the orbiting laboratory, NSF and the ISS National Lab will drive new advances that will bring value to our nation and spur future inquiries in low Earth orbit.

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Oct 25, 2020

Online Longevity Day Conference 2020 Part 1 — Liz Parrish (CEO, BioViva)

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

Oct 23, 2020

Biological Age: Optimal On A Carnivore Diet?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Here’s my latest video!


After going on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Paul Saladino, MD, posted his show notes, which included his blood test results. Based on that data, is his biological age optimal while on a carnivore diet?

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Oct 23, 2020

Google / Alphabet’s Quest to Solve Aging

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

Dr. Adam Freund PhD., Calico Life Sciences, Discussing Google Quest to Solve Aging.


Ira Pastor, ideaXme life sciences ambassador interviews Dr Adam Freund, PhD, Principal Investigator at Calico Life Sciences (Calico). https://www.calicolabs.com

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Oct 23, 2020

Where people go to wake up in the future: Inside a cryonics facility

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension

Can sub-zero stasis help humans escape death? In episode five of Hacking the Apocalypse, Claire Reilly goes inside a cryonics facility to investigate the experimental search for a second life.

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Oct 22, 2020

As Japan’s Population Ages, a Rare Brain-Eating Disease Is Becoming More Common

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

CJD happens when proteins called prions, which form incorrectly, find their way into the brain. Prions have the unfortunate, destructive ability to deform the proteins around them as well. As the prions gradually eat away at neurons, they create sponge-like holes in the brain. This leads to dementia, loss of bodily function, and eventually coma and death.

A new study — published last month in the journal Scientific Reports — looked at national data on people 50 years and older from Japan between the years 2005 and 2014 and found a gradual rise in the country’s CJD cases and deaths. The increase in both was most prominent among those older 70, but the Okayama University scientists behind the research saw a rise of CJD even after the data had been corrected for age.

“Given this trend in aging of population, the disease burden of CJD will continue to increase in severity,” the scientists wrote in their paper. “Our findings thus recommend that policymakers be aware of the importance of CJD and focus on preparing to address the increasing prevalence of dementia.”

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Oct 22, 2020

Human trials for genetic jab that lets blind mice see again

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

A gene therapy that could restore the fading sight of the elderly is being tested on humans for the first time after positive results in blind mice.

It could be used to treat age-related macular degeneration, a common condition that usually first affects people in their 50s and 60s, scientists said.

It involves a one-time injection of a modified virus into the eye. This viral vector is altered to contain a synthetic gene that produces a protein that plays a critical role in the perception of light.

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Oct 22, 2020

Frozen humans brought back to life | 60 Minutes Australia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Though its a bit old, and sometimes innacurate or snarky in narration, it’s still the most detailed depiction of the cryonics process — the procedure itself on a real person, the person preserved before dying and her family as they decide to do this, deal with her death, and reflect on it after she’s preserved. It’s quite emotional and sometimes graphic, but well worth watching. Will it work? Maybe. But if you are NOT preserved there is NO chance at all. From your perspective it’d be like waking up right after dying in some distant future without feeling like any time passed at all.

That sounds a hell of a lot more appealing and likely than a bearded man on a fluffy cloud winking at me after I die.

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Oct 22, 2020

Bacterial metabolism of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

The researchers found that while equol production did not appear to impact levels of amyloid-beta deposited within the brain, it was associated with reduced white matter lesion volumes. Sekikawa’s team also discovered that high levels of isoflavones—soy nutrients that are metabolized into equol—had no effect on levels of white matter lesions or amyloid-beta when equol wasn’t produced.

According to Sekikawa, the ability to produce equol from soy isoflavones may be the key to unlocking protective health benefits from a soy-rich diet, and his team has previously shown that equol production is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. As heart disease is strongly associated with cognitive decline and dementia, equol production could help protect the aging brain as well as the heart.


A metabolite produced following consumption of dietary soy may decrease a key risk factor for dementia—with the help of the right bacteria, according to a new discovery led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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