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Exponential Medicine Conference Live Stream

Exponential Medicine Conference Live Stream

Exponential Medicine is a four-day conference by Singularity University that brings together top experts to inform medical services leaders how technology is impacting healthcare and medicine. Watch the live stream.

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The Man with a Thousand Brains

The Man with a Thousand Brains

Forty million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and this is only set to increase. But tiny brains grown in culture could help scientists learn more about this mysterious disease – and test new drugs.

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Open Letter on Research Priorities in Aging

Open Letter on Research Priorities in Aging

Last week, I had the honor of speaking with Cynthia Kenyon, who has been recruited by Google to direct research activities at their new venture into aging medicine, called CALICO, for California Life Co. She was kind enough to listen to my thoughts on research priorities seeking near-term breakthroughs in human life extension. Here is what I said to her, paraphrased with some added background and comments.

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Aging Brains Aren’t Necessarily Declining Brains

Aging Brains Aren’t Necessarily Declining Brains

For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer memory and greater distractibility. Physical measures of brain structure also showed atrophy, or loss of volume, in many regions with age.

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