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Fountains of Youth

Here is a round up of the current contenders for slowing or reducing aging. As research continues, and if/when they make real advancements in human trials (or at least human cells) I'll split them into their own pages with more analysis.


Diabetics who are on metformin actually seem to be living longer than nondiabetics who are not on it - Bill Gifford

David Sinclair has said he is taking it - but skips the pill on days that he exercises.

Radiation Hormesis

Non-sanctioned therapy used by athritis sufferers.

The Therapeutic use of Radon: A Biomedical Treatment in Europe; An “Alternative” Remedy in the United States - National Center for Biotechnology Information - 23-Sep-2006
Discusses the decision-making process involved in using radon, and compare the Montana radon health mine facilities with selected radon mines and spas in Europe.

Rapamycin (aka sirolimus)

A chemical produced by bacteria that has been shown to have immunosuppressive and antiproliferative properties. It is currently used in the prevention of transplant rejection and as a coronary stent coating, and is also being tested for certain cancers.


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Immortality: The Quest To Live Forever and How It Drives Civilisation


A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains written by Stephen Cave

PubMed Central (NCBI)

PubMed Central is a full text repository, which contains the full text of publications in the database

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Recent News

Unraveling the long-term impacts of metformin on lifespan: a 20-year study

Live Forever Club - 16-May-2023

Extensive analysis reveals an initial benefit to longevity that diminishes, then reverses, over time


Peter Attia comments on Danish metformin study that does not find benefit to general population

Peter Attia website - 11-Mar-2023

Original study was subject to bias due to exclusion of participants who progressed to multiple therapies


Metformin misinterpreted as antiaging drug via animal studies, TAME heads for future trials

SENS Research Foundation - 04-Oct-2022

More than 90% of drugs safe and effective when tested in experimental animals fail in human testing


NIH awarded OMRF $3 million to study anti-aging abilities of a diabetic drug

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) - 13-Jul-2022

Investigation of ability of metformin, a diabetic drug to slow the process of aging


Theranos ceased for fooling investors with a blood-testing device that never worked

BBC - 04-Jan-2022

Founder convicted of wire fraud and sentenced to several years in prison

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