Life Extension

Information on extending life expectancy to allow technologies to catch up and stop and reverse aging for good. Focussing on new technologies and treatments aimed at radical life extension, rather than the improvements in treatments of diseases covered in the health section.

Particularly interested in increased health span rather than lifespan.

Keep an eye on fountains of youth - contenders for radical reduction or reversal of aging.

Resources

Alkahest - http://www.alkahest.com/
Developing therapies derived from blood and its components with a focus to improve vitality and function into old age.

Recent News

Summary of 800 Page State of Longevity Research Report

Singularity Hub - 14-Feb-2018

Report produced by Biogerontology Research Foundation, Deep Knowledge Life Science, Aging Analytics Agency, and Longevity.International. Healthcare systems aren’t ready for rapidly aging global population. Two main streams of intervention with already promising results: - understand the root causes of aging and stop them before damage accumulates - rejuvenation biotechnology, i.e. repair and maintenance Identified several technologies rapidly gaining steam: - artificial intelligence in drug discovery, identifying longevity genes and personalized medicine - senolytics, over 10 prospective candidates are already in the pipeline - gene therapy can directly target the root of any pathology Four additional volumes expected in 2018.

Gene in Worms Could Be Key to Longer Human Lifespan

The Cornell Daily Sun - 13-Feb-2018

Disabling the SET-26 gene’s function increased lifespan by nearly 20%. SET-26 and SET-9 genes are associated with a longer and healthier life in C. elegans worms Worms also appeared more robust, alert and resilient to stress as they aged. SET-26 gene codes for a protein modulates how securely DNA is coiled. SET-26 protein has a good homolog in humans.

BGRF & Oxford University launch The Longevity Podcast

EurekAlert! - 30-Nov-2017

The Biogerontology Research Foundation announces the launch of The Biogerontology Research Foundation announces the launch of The Longevity Podcast, a podcast produced in partnership with the Oxford University Scientific Society. The purpose of the project will be to discuss the latest scientific advancements, as well as provide an introduction to the science of life extension in an easy and accessible way.