Category: Longevity

HGH and IGF–Promise and Danger

In the 1980s, Growth Hormone was explored by athletes to build muscles and by aging men to…build muscles. GH made them feel younger, revived energy and sex drive and even cognitive performance. Then the other shoe dropped: Animals without the GH receptor lived longer, while animals with extra copies of the GH gene die early.

The Three Stages of Man (why Radical Life Extension cannot be achieved by everybody)

This essay is a personal view, distilled from over 30 years of studying aging and life extension at the scientific and clinical levels.This essay is a personal view, distilled from over 30 years of studying aging and life extension at the scientific and clinical levels.

Review: Rejuvenation Biotech Conference

Fifteen years ago, Aubrey de Grey organized the first SENS roundtable–Strategies for Engineering Negligible Senescence. It was a small group of out-of-the-box thinkers, heretics who talked about attacking head-on the idea that aging is just part of the human condition, looking for medical (and beyond-medical) treatments that would restore strength, stamina, and alertness, and lower the risk of all the diseases of old age at once.