"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 Wednesday, July 1, 2015
via Thought Economics
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."
on Thursday, April 30, 2015
"Ponce de León’s Fountain of Youth may soon be more than just a myth. According to Aubrey de Grey, a leading anti-aging researcher, there is likely a person alive today who will be immune to aging. This optimism stems from the promising field of longevity research, which has shed its reputation as a quackery-ridden fringe science. If clinical trials of anti-aging drugs prove successful, it would utterly transform society in far-reaching ways. Could today’s generations live to see a world where 100 is the new 60?"
on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
via The Joe Rogan Experience
SENS Research Foundation's Chief Science Officer, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, was recently interviewed regarding our work for the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
on Friday, April 10, 2015
via Discovery News
"When 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died of pneumonia this week in Arkansas, she had held the title of world’s oldest person for all of five days. And she was still a bit younger than 122-year-old Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who passed away in 1979 and holds the record for oldest human...
Futurists like Aubrey DeGrey have said that eliminating just a few diseases and coming up with new treatments for aging could lead to 1,000-year-old humans. DeGrey, who has been pushing his ideas on rejuvenation and life-extension, has gotten some deep-pocketed company in the past year."
on Saturday, April 4, 2015
via The Washington Post
"For centuries, explorers have searched the world for the fountain of youth. Today’s billionaires believe they can create it, using technology and data."
on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
via The Scientist
"Cellular immortality is a hallmark of cancers that distinguishes them from normal tissue. Every time a normal somatic cell divides, the DNA at the ends of its chromosomes, called the telomeres, gets shorter. When the telomeres shorten too much, an alarm signal is generated, and the cell permanently stops dividing and enters senescence or undergoes apoptosis. Telomere shortening thus acts as a biological mechanism for limiting cellular life span. Cancer cells, on the other hand, can become immortalized by activating a telomere maintenance mechanism (TMM) that counteracts telomere shortening by synthesizing new telomeric DNA from either an RNA template using the enzyme telomerase or a DNA template using a mechanism called alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT)."