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Jun 20, 2018

Around the world, people have surprisingly modest notions of the ‘ideal’ life

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It seems reasonable that people would want to maximize various aspects of life if they were given the opportunity to do so, whether it’s the pleasure they feel, how intelligent they are, or how much personal freedom they have. In actuality, people around the world seem to aspire for more moderate levels of these and other traits, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

“Our research shows that people’s sense of perfection is surprisingly modest,” says psychological scientist Matthew J. Hornsey of the University of Queensland, first author on the research. “People wanted to have positive qualities, such as health and happiness, but not to the exclusion of other darker experiences—they wanted about 75% of a good thing.”

Furthermore, people said, on average, that they ideally wanted to live until they were 90 years old, which is only slightly higher than the current . Even when imagined that they could take a magic pill guaranteeing , their ideal life expectancy increased by only a few decades, to a median of 120 years old. And when people were invited to choose their ideal IQ, the median score was about 130—a score that would classify someone as smart, but not a genius.

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Jun 20, 2018

Undoing Aging 2019 is Confirmed

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Glorious news! Undoing Aging 2019 has been announced today hosted by Forever Healthy and the SENS Research Foundation. We loved being there last year and bringing the community all the news and interviews from the event and we are delighted to see it is making a return in 2019.


We are very pleased to see that there will be a return of the successful Undoing Aging Conference in 2019. We attended the conference earlier this year, and as we reported at the time, it was a really positive experience.

This was, from the outset, a serious conference focused on the rapid science and research going on in the field and was just the kind of conference that the community needed. The conference was a superb mixture of respected researchers, investors, and thought leaders from the community, and it had no hint of the snake oil that has plagued our community in past years.

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Jun 20, 2018

The 2019 Undoing Aging Conference will take place March 28 — 30 in Berlin, Germany

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Exciting news smile


Mountain view, california / berlin, germany.

After the incredible success of the 2018 Undoing Aging Conference with 350 participants from 36 countries and over 40 brilliant speakers, SENS Research Foundation (SRF) and Forever Healthy Foundation (FHF) are pleased to announce that Undoing Aging 2019 will take place in Berlin at the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz from March, 28 to 30.

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Jun 19, 2018

Sugarcoating aging won’t fight ageism

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Glossing over the fact ageing is a chronic decline in function won’t help with anything, let alone ending ageism.


At times, I think that I have written enough rejuvenation advocacy articles and that every time I write a new one, I’m just repeating myself. I sometimes say to myself that I’ve written about concerns and misconceptions from so many angles that I’ve probably exhausted all the options. However, from time to time, there comes the bittersweet reassurance that I’m not going to be out of a job any time soon.

The culprit

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Jun 17, 2018

Harvard Rewinds the Biological Clock of Time

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, DNA, health, life extension, science, transhumanism

Investigators at Harvard Medical School have identified the key cellular mechanisms behind vascular aging and its effects on muscle health, and they have successfully reversed the process in animals.

The scientists used a chemical compound that’s an NAD+ booster called NMN which plays a critical role in repairing cellular DNA as well as maintaining cell vitality to test what would happen.

Could reversing the aging of blood vessels hold the key to restoring youthful vitality? If the old adage “you are as old as your arteries” reigns true then the answer is yes, at least in mice.

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Jun 16, 2018

Senolytics for Age-Related Muscle Loss and Frailty

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Today, we want to draw your attention to an open-access review that focuses on the role of senescent cells in sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength that leads to frailty.

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Jun 16, 2018

Scientists have captured the elusive cell that can regenerate an entire flatworm

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KANSAS CITY, MO — Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have captured the one cell that is capable of regenerating an entire organism. For over a century, scientists have witnessed the effects of this cellular marvel, which enables creatures such as the planarian flatworm to perform death-defying feats like regrowing a severed head. But until recently, they lacked the tools necessary to target and track this cell, so they could watch it in action and discover its secrets.

Now, by pioneering a technique that combines genomics, single-cell analysis, flow cytometry and imaging, scientists have isolated this amazing regenerative cell – a subtype of the long-studied adult pluripotent stem cell – before it performs its remarkable act. The findings, published in the June 14, 2018, issue of the journal Cell, will likely propel biological studies on highly regenerative organisms like planarians and also inform regenerative medicine efforts for other organisms like humans that have less regenerative capacity.

“This is the first time that an adult pluripotent stem cell has been isolated prospectively,” says Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D., an investigator at the Stowers Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute and senior author of the study. “Our finding essentially says that this is no longer an abstraction, that there truly is a cellular entity that can restore regenerative capacities to animals that have lost it and that such entity can now be purified alive and studied in detail.”

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Jun 15, 2018

Brain Aging Correlates with Aortic Stiffness and Low Fitness

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In case we needed more evidence that staying fit is good for you…


A study to be published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows a correlation between low fitness, aortic stiffness, and the cognitive decline typically observed during brain aging [1].

Study abstract

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Jun 15, 2018

Reports from the front line in the fight against aging. The science of healthy life extension. Activism and advocacy for longer, healthier lives

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July 12th sees us launch our first conference in New York City dedicated to the field of rejuvenation biotechnology, the science that seeks to end age-related diseases forever.


At the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union in New York City, we will be hosting a special one-day conference focused on aging research and biotech investment. Developing therapies from initial concepts, through clinical testing, and ultimately to market takes a pipeline, and right now, that p…

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Jun 15, 2018

Hong Kong Market Could Open Cash Flood Gates for U.S. Biotechs — Bioquark Inc.

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, business, economics, finance, health, innovation, life extension, neuroscience, science
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