While emerging anti-aging technologies are still emerging, the best-tested treatments we have for the present all rely on the insulin metabolism.
Mainstream evolutionary theory says that the body is forced to make compromises, and this this is the ultimate reason for aging.
There has been emerging a tradition by longevity researchers and activists around the world to organize events dedicated to promotion of longevity research on or around October 1 – the UN International Day of Older Persons.
Tests with human subjects require decades, and are impossible to control, so the gold standard for testing claims for treatments that delay aging is the controlled trial with rodents, usually mice.
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.
What would you say if I told you that aging happens not because of accumulation of stresses, but rather because of the intrinsic properties of the gene network of the organism?
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.
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.
How many headlines have you seen that purport to reveal THE secret of aging?
Video Friday: Beyond Parabiosis: Defined Approaches to Tissue Rejuvenation presented by Dr. Irina Conboy
Irina Conboy, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA,