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Aug 27, 2021

How Technological Singularity Could End Death and Make Humans Immortal

Posted by in categories: life extension, Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, singularity

While it is always proper to treat the idea of “inevitability” or the promise of utopia with skepticism, it would also be irresponsible to ignore what is fast becoming an undeniable trend. From all outward appearances, technological change is an anthropogenic trend subject to acceleration, and the speed at which changes are coming is reaching a critical point.


Reality check

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Aug 26, 2021

Could bats hold the secret to healthy ageing?

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

In the fictional links he drew between immortal vampires and bats, Dracula creator Bram Stoker may have had one thing right.

“Maybe it’s all in the blood,” says Emma Teeling, a geneticist studying the exceptional longevity of bats in the hope of discovering benefits for humans.

The University College Dublin researcher works with the charity Bretagne Vivante to study bats living in rural churches and schools in Brittany, western France.

Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Harold Katcher, PhD — Chief Scientific Officer — Yuvan Research — Rejuvenative Plasma Fractions

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

Studying Novel Plasma Fractions For Age-Related Diseases And Systemic Rejuvenation — Dr. Harold Katcher Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Yuvan Research Inc.


Dr. Harold Katcher is the Chief Scientific Officer at Yuvan Research Inc., a biotech company exploring the development of novel, young plasma fraction rejuvenation treatments in mammals.

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Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Hanadie Yousef, Ph.D. Co-Founder & CEO — Juvena Therapeutics — Secretome Derived Therapies

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Secretome Derived Regenerative Therapeutics — Dr. Hanadie Yousef Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Juvena Therapeutics


Dr. Hanadie Yousef, Ph.D. is a Scientist, Co-Founder and CEO of Juvena Therapeutics (https://www.juvenatherapeutics.com/), a regenerative medicine company developing protein therapeutics to promote tissue regeneration and increase healthspan, to prevent, reverse, and cure degenerative diseases.

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Aug 25, 2021

A longevity expert shares the diet, exercise and sleep rules he lives

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Longevity expert Sergey Young has spent his career gathering insights from health researchers, doctors and dietitians about how to live a longer and stronger life. He shares his top health rules, including his diet, exercise routine and how much sleep he gets.

Aug 25, 2021

Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study

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

ABOVE: MAPT, one of the genes linked to both heavy drinking and neurodegenerative diseases, codes for the protein tau (blue in this illustration) inside a neuron. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING/ NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Some genetic risk factors for alcohol use disorder overlap with those for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists reported in Nature Communications on August 20. The study, which relied on a combination of genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data, also offers insight into the molecular commonalities among these disorders, and their connections to immune disfunction.

“By meshing findings from genome wide association studies… ith gene expression in brain and other tissues, this new study has prioritized genes likely to harbor regulatory variants influencing risk of Alcohol Use Disorder,” writes David Goldman, a neurogenetics researcher at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in an email to The Scientist. “Several of these genes are also associated with neurodegenerative disorders—an intriguing connection because of alcohol’s ability to prematurely age the brain.”

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Aug 24, 2021

How To Live To 150: The Science & Tech Of Growing Young | Lifespan.io Interview

Posted by in categories: life extension, science

Out today.


Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with the XPRIZE his mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least one billion people. To do that, Sergey founded Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all.

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Aug 24, 2021

Dr. Tia Rains, Ph.D., VP Customer Engagement & Strategic Development, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition

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

Innovation in the amino-sciences for health, wellness, and aging — dr. tia rains phd, VP customer engagement & strategic development, ajinomoto.


Dr. Tia Rains, Ph.D., is Vice President of Customer Engagement & Strategic Development at Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. (https://www.ajihealthandnutrition.com/), a division of Japanese food and biotechnology Ajinomoto Corporation (https://www.ajinomoto.com/), which produces seasonings, cooking oils, frozen foods, beverage, sweeteners, amino acids, and pharmaceuticals.

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Aug 23, 2021

A Secret to Healthy Aging May Be the Bugs in Your Microbiome

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

After comparing the gut microbiomes of 160 centenarians with those of the elderly and young, scientists found centenarian microbiomes had a special mix.

Aug 23, 2021

9 Best Sleep Trackers and Apps for Longevity in 2022

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Obstructive sleep apnea is widely “underrecognized and underdiagnosed.” But individuals with moderate to severe sleep apnea have a notable elevated risk of mortality from cancer and stroke compared to individuals without. People with obstructive sleep apnea and parasomnia have higher risks of breast cancer. The same study finds that parasomnia also increases the risk of oral cancer.


Update 8/23/2021: This post has been updated since we originally published it in October 2020. I evaluated additional top sleep trackers and apps for 2,022 added Biostrap, updated the post to reflect most recent pricing, and added additional commentary on my reviews. The post has been cleaned up and links were made current.

I didn’t used to have a harmonious relationship with sleep. In fact, sleep used to be a source of anxiety for me. I have parasomnia, an amalgam of disorders that, occasionally, give me hypnopompic hallucinations Severe hallucinations when waking up from a deep sleep. 0 night terrors Nightmares that lead the dreamer to wake up screaming and thrashing without recollection of the dream itself 0 and, most dangerously, somnambulism The fancy word for ‘sleepwalking.’ 0 which has led me to drive while sleeping and scare the living piss out of my poor husband after we watched Paranormal Activity together (it didn’t help that I was mutely standing over him at 4:15 AM with my eyes wide open).

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