Tagged: longevity

Living longer - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 29, 2015

Imagine, in 20 or 30 years, going to your health preservation service provider to receive your annual injections to remove senescent cells and down regulate selected gene expression in the hypothalamus, alongside a transfusion of synthetic “young” blood to promote tissue repair and healthier ageing. Later on you may take a pill … Read More

Life, extended - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Jun 07, 2014

Myths and legends, as well as more recent stories, have cautionary tales about those seeking immortality. But there are still those who long not just for a few more years of life, but decades extra before shuffling off this mortal coil. There seems plenty going on in the life extension world at the moment. Some good serious research, and others … Read More

Hungry Monkeys Don’t Stick Around - Southern Genes

Peter Dearden Sep 04, 2012

by SM Morgan The media has been all of a flurry this last week over a paper by Mattison et al out of Maryland, reporting on the lifespan extension effects of caloric restriction in Rhesus monkeys – or more specifically, the lack of lifespan extension after caloric restriction in Rhesus monkeys. The paper created such a stir because in … Read More

Science bite: Longevity gene study has flaws? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 08, 2010

A quick heads’s up* that a recent genetic study on longevity may need further work. Last week Science published a paper reporting a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for genes for long life, which was widely covered in the media (e.g. in the Guardian). Almost immediately some scientists queried aspects of the work, as is … Read More