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  • A History of Life-extensionism in the TWENTIETH CENTURY

    Sep 30, 14 • Aging, Book Excerpt, GeneralNo Comments
    A History of Life-extensionism in the TWENTIETH CENTURY

    A new book on the history of Life Extension research entitled “A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century ” By Ilia Stambler, PhD Proceedings from the sales of this book will be donated to international longevity research and advocacy projects, for example Regional Longevity Outreach or Israeli Longevity Alliance  or others. You can find more information on the subject …...

  • Life Extension Gene “Klotho” also extend your Cognition

    Aug 14, 14 • Aging, Brain, Gene, General, LongevityNo Comments
    Life Extension Gene “Klotho” also extend your Cognition

    Aging is the primary risk factor for cognitive decline, an emerging health threat to aging societies worldwide. Whether anti-aging factors such as klotho can counteract cognitive decline is unknown. Scientists shows that a lifespan-extending variant of the human KLOTHO gene, KL-VS, is associated with enhanced cognition in heterozygous carriers. Because this allele increased klotho levels in serum and …...

  • What it will take to live forever ? Take the QUIZ

    Jun 9, 14 • Longevity, QuizNo Comments
    What it will take to live forever ? Take the QUIZ

    Death is not a topic that anyone likes to think about, and that is just as true of advocates for longevity science as anyone else. We have to recognize, however, that the future of greatly extended healthy lives, produced by technologies, regenerative medicine, and medical nanotechnology, will not arrive soon enough to benefit everyone but …...

  • Focus on Biology of Ageing and Healthy Longevity at the IFA Global Conference on Aging, Hyderabad, 10th – 13th June 2014

    Apr 11, 14 • General, LongevityNo Comments
    Focus on Biology of Ageing and Healthy Longevity at the IFA Global Conference on Aging, Hyderabad, 10th – 13th June 2014

    The 12th International Federation on Ageing Global Conference will be held in Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad from the 10th – 13th June 2014. The main themes for the conference will be “Health, Security, Community” http://ifa2014.in/ Hundreds of delegates from all over the world will bring to the forefront various aspects and problems related to ageing, which …...

  • When Does Hindering Life Extension Science Become a Crime?

    Feb 10, 14 • LongevityNo Comments
    When Does Hindering Life Extension Science Become a Crime?

    Every human being has both a minimum and a maximum amount of life hours left to live. If you add together the possible maximum life hours of every living person on the planet, you arrive at a special number: the optimum amount of time for our species to evolve, find happiness, and become the most …...

  • But which one is ME? Letting go of our mono-being identity orientation: Poly-beings, here we come!

    Oct 28, 13 • LongevityNo Comments
    But which one is ME? Letting go of our mono-being identity orientation: Poly-beings, here we come!

    Audience for this essay: You can save yourself from wasting some of your finite and far too short lifespan by totally ignoring this essay if you fall into any of the following three categories: Now, for those of you still with me, here we go… Thought Experiment: You are living in a future time, around …...

  • Google announces Calico, a new company for Longevity

    Sep 18, 13 • Longevity1 Comment
    Google announces Calico, a new company for Longevity

    Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor. Announcing this new investment, Larry Page, Google CEO said: “Illness and aging …...

  • Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity

    Sep 14, 13 • Book Excerpt, LongevityNo Comments
    Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity

    Containing more than 160 essays from over 40 contributors, this edited volume of essays on the science, philosophy and politics of longevity considers the project of ending aging and abolishing involuntary death-by-disease from a variety of viewpoints: scientific, technological, philosophical, pragmatic, artistic. In it you will find not only information on the ways in which …...

  • It’s time for Advocacy of Longevity Research

    Aug 21, 13 • LongevityNo Comments
    It’s time for Advocacy of Longevity Research

    If we are going to continue and seek out new evolutionary paths for the human species, lengthening the amount of lifespan for each and everyone of us, is quite a first step to complete, but which also has the potential to accelerate our capabilities and capacities to use technology to transform ourselves.  Living a longer, …...

  • Longevity’s Bottleneck may be funding, BUT funding’s Bottleneck is Advocacy

    Aug 6, 13 • Longevity3 Comments
    Longevity’s Bottleneck may be funding, BUT funding’s Bottleneck is Advocacy

    When asked what the biggest bottleneck for Radical or Indefinite Longevity is, most thinkers say funding. Some say the biggest bottleneck is breakthroughs and others say it’s our way of approaching the problem (i.e. that many are seeking healthy life extension, a.k.a. “aging gracefully”, instead of more comprehensive methods of indefinite life-extension), but the majority …...