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Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

author Paul A. Spiegel    Humanity stands on the brink of the Age of Longevity.  Advances in science hold the promise of extending the healthy lifespan beyond the roughly 120 years presently accepted as the “natural” limit’, achieving radical life extension (“RLE”)[1]. In considering this breakthrough, two questions often arise in popular discourse: If people live indefinitely, how will socie...

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Longevity Drug Interactions

Longevity Drug Interactions

I take about a dozen different pills for longevity. There is some evidence behind each of them, but what we really don’t know is how they interact.

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The Mysterious Aging of Astronauts

The Mysterious Aging of Astronauts

It looks like despite short stays, and very attentive medical care, astronauts age at a drastically accelerated pace… not just in one or two ways but across a broad spectrum of symptoms.

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Is Peer Review Delaying Anti-Aging Research?

Is Peer Review Delaying Anti-Aging Research?

Ten years ago, a team lead by Irina Conboy at the University of California at Berkeley showed something remarkable: if you take old cells and put them in a young environment, you effectively rejuvenate them.

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Give Blood, Live Longer?

Give Blood, Live Longer?

The raw statistics are quite promising; a study that found occasionally donating blood (every three years) is associated with a 50% drop in cardiovascular disease in men. This study finds a 40% reduction in cardiovascular risk, after adjusting for other differences between donor and non-donor groups. a study that found occasionally donating blood (every three years) is associated with a 50% drop ...

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