Global health could easily be the most pressing global issue today, due in large part to humanity’s general lack of knowledge about health and what this lack of knowledge means to humanity’s future.
Category: Health & Medicine
Our group studies the immune system, with the goal of figuring out new therapies for cancer.
On December 1st – December 3rd 2015, the main scientific body of the United States, that is, the National Academies, held the first international summit on gene editing.
You have a headache. Do you reach for Tylenol or Advil?
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.
There is no physical necessity for aging. Analogies to wearing out and to chemical corrosion are flawed and misguided.
Recently, British composer Max Richter released an eight-hour-long composition titled Sleep, which he has described as a lullaby, meant to be listened to while sleeping.
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 in cardiovascular disease in men.
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge offers cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship in a competition open to all university students around the world who want to design products and services which optimize long life for us all.
Elizabeth Parrish is the CEO of BioViva, a biotech company in the Seattle area that is focused on developing gene therapies that may one day mitigate the diseases of aging.