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Tiny Bubbles

Tiny Bubbles

In response to their surrounding environment, tiny, soapy bubbles can reorganize their membranes to let material flow in and out.

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Lithium for Life Extension?

Lithium for Life Extension?

Last month, Anna Fels wrote in the Sunday NYTimes suggesting that lithium be added to the drinking water because trace amounts of lithium are associated with lower rates of mental illness, violence and suicide in particular. What she didn’t say was that communities with naturally-occurring lithium in their drinking water enjoy greater longevity as well.

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$1 Million Prize to End Aging

$1 Million Prize to End Aging

Dr. Joon Yun is managing partner and president of Palo Alto Investors, LLC, who recently agreed to donate a $1 million Palo Alto Prize to reverse the aging process. The Palo Alto Longevity Prize is a $1 million life science competition dedicated to ending aging.

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Sleep and Longevity

Sleep and Longevity

Good quality sleep, 6-8 hours per night but not more, is statistically associated with longevity. Is there a causal connection? Experiments with rats and data from people doing shift work suggests that yes, there is. But how to get good sleep, and even what good sleep means varies widely from one person to the next.

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