"How long should we live? Is the age of death for the average American (78.8) about right or should science continue trying to expand life expectancies? On Feb. 3, that question was debated by four leading experts for Intelligence Squared U.S. moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan in front of a packed house at New York’s Kaufman Center... [f]irst to debate against the motion that lifespans are long enough was Aubrey de Grey, chief science officer of SENS Research Foundation... in the end, the team arguing against the motion “Lifespans Are Long Enough” won, according to the audience."
on Friday, February 5, 2016
via Next Avenue
on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
via Bradenton Herald
"Wherever he speaks, 52-year-old biomedical gerontologist and You Tube star Aubrey de Grey makes it clear he hates being labeled the man who believes people will one day live forever.
As he explained Tuesday in an entertaining 45-minute speech before a crowd of 171 in the Selby Auditorium on the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, he believes regenerative medicine such as gene therapy can repair the damage underlying aging. People could easily add 30 years to their lives within two decades, he said, in the latest Knowedge-A-Bull speaker event."
on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
via Hindustan Times
"Dr Aubrey De Grey, chief science officer at the SENS Research Foundation [spoke] on the second day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on a session -- How to live up to 100 – alongside Professor Prabhat Jha, University of Toronto Chair in Global Health and Epidemiology.
Dr Grey -- whose area of research is regenerative medicine to prevent the ageing process -- told the audience many things go wrong within a body by the time it reaches 80..."
on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
via SVT Play
In this episode of Swedish TV show Korrespondenterna, host Bengt Norborg interviews several members of SRF's staff and explores our work. (Video has mainly English audio with Swedish subtitles; available until May 15th 2016.)
on Thursday, October 15, 2015
via AAAS EurekAlert!
"A synthetic process developed at Yale University will allow researchers to study a key molecule involved in diabetes, inflammation, and human aging.
The new process synthesizes glucosepane, which is considered a critical chemical link in both diabetes and aging. It is also an independent risk factor for long-term microvascular complications in diabetes.
In a study published this week in the journal Science, senior author David Spiegel and his colleagues describe the new synthesis, as well as a new synthetic methodology, which may have applications beyond the current research."
on Wednesday, July 1, 2015
via Thought Economics
"In this exclusive interview series, we speak to Prof. Jack Szostak (Nobel Prize winning Geneticist), Dmitry Itskov (billionaire founder of the 2045 Initiative), Aubrey de Grey (Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation), Prof. Ezekiel Emanuel (Bioethicist and Fellow at the Centre for American Progress) and Prof. George Church (Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School). We discuss the fundamental essence of life itself, why we die, research into extending lifespans, and whether we will ever overcome our mortality."
on Friday, May 22, 2015
"Aging is inevitable. We can slow it down a little, but could we ever bring it to a grinding halt? In this episode, TED speakers explore how we all might live longer and even better lives."
on Sunday, May 17, 2015
via Investment News
"A dizzying number of research institutes, wealthy entrepreneurs and companies, including Google Inc., are investing in research and treatments aimed at creating an ostensible fountain of youth."
on Thursday, May 14, 2015
via CCTV America
"Silicon Valley technologists are trying to find a cure for ageing. Billionaires like Oracle founder Larry Ellison have talked of accepting death as incomprehensible and companies like Google have invested in start-ups seeking to use technology to enhance lifespan. Learn more about one foundation that has received sizable investments from tech moguls looking to keep bodies from breaking down."
on Monday, May 11, 2015
via The Women's International Music Network
"L.A.-based singer, composer, pilot and SENS Research Foundation Outreach Coordinator Maria Entraigues-Abramson is a force to be reckoned with.
Armed with a hauntingly beautiful voice, a commanding presence, and a skill set as broad as the skies she flies as a private pilot, Entraigues-Abramson has graced audiences all over the world with her voice, performing with acts ranging from Latin icon Ricky Martin to Japanese superstar Eikichi Yazawa.
Originally from Argentina, Entraigues-Abramsom graduated from Berklee College of Music Graduate and established a solid reputation working with the biggest movie producers composing music for films.
She is fascinated by science and currently serves as the outreach coordinator for SENS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization located in the Bay Area working to develop new therapies to prevent, reverse and eradicate the diseases of aging."