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  • Aubrey de Grey: Longer lives won’t mean overpopulation by Matthew Burgess on Monday, October 6, 2014 via Factor

    "Aubrey de Grey wants to save lives. He wants to save as many as he possibly can, as soon as he can, and to do it he is going to fix ageing.

    The prominent scientist and futurologist is on a crusade to beat ageing and when he does it will mean that we stay healthy and live longer – possibly for up to hundreds of years.

    But, as de Grey emphasises, his primary goal is not just making people live longer; he wants us to live healthily, he wants to restore us to a state of health that is “fully functional in every way”. The ability to live for hundreds of years is just a side effect."

  • Of seismic waves and closing days: take home messages by David Brindley on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 via Signals

    "There were two momentous events on the night of August 23, 2014. First, the inaugural Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference drew to a close. Second, the largest earthquake in nearly 25 years hit the San Francisco Bay Area."

  • Explosive growth in cell therapy just around the corner? by David Brindley on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 via Signals

    "Assume a single bacterium weighs one thousand billionth of a gram. If it, and each of its progeny, divides once every 20 minutes then the population will reach approximately 4000 times the mass of the earth in two days. Such is the power of exponential change."

  • Life, death and regulation by David Brindley on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 via Signals

    "Consider this question: if I gave you the option to take a drug offering a 100 percent chance of survival to average life expectancy at which time you would certainly fall down dead, would you take it? Let’s say that age is 82. The other option is to take your chances and live to some undetermined point on a wider distribution around that age; you might only live to 60, you might live to 100, or you might fall somewhere in between."

  • CRISPR and Rejuvenation Biotechnology: have you been hiding under a rock? by David Brindley on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 via Signals

    "‘Bay Area biotechnology’ is a description that conjures images of the proud Hoover Tower at Stanford, and the iconic Genentech sign marking “Birthplace of Biotechnology,” set against the backdrop of lingering Californian sunsets. One is unlikely to reflect on the imposing silhouette of the Levi Stadium in San Jose; however, this may be about to change."

  • RB2014: An Anti-Aging Conference by Cadell Last on Friday, September 5, 2014 via Serious Wonder

    "There was a time – only a few years ago – when serious research into radical life extension was popularly considered to be completely insane. But the scientific grounds for thinking of aging as an unconquerable problem are evaporating quickly. There is no law of biology stating: “Humans shall not exceed the age of 120.” Instead, it is becoming clear that what holds back anti-aging research is institutional support, and thus: funding, laboratories, dedicated research teams, and so forth."

  • This Is So Today: SENS Foundation Kicks Off New Conference on Aging by Theral Timpson on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 via Mendelspod

    "Last week the SENS Foundation put on the first ever Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference in Santa Clara. (“Rejuvenation” might be misleading. This is a conference on aging, not on spa treatments.) The SENS Foundation operates on the “belief that a world free of age-related disease is possible,” and the conference is a way to build a community around that belief."

  • This Is So Today: SENS Foundation Kicks Off New Conference on Aging by Theral Timpson on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 via Mendelspod

    "Last week the SENS Foundation put on the first ever Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference in Santa Clara.  (“Rejuvenation” might be misleading.  This is a conference on aging, not on spa treatments.)  The SENS Foundation operates on the  “belief that a world free of age-related disease is possible,”  and the conference is a way to build a community around that belief."

  • Notes from Rejuvenation Biotech Conference by Josh Mitteldorf on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 via Aging Matters

    RB2014 delegate Josh Mitteldorf shares his thoughts on a number of the talks in this extended review.

  • SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference by Traci Parker on Thursday, August 21, 2014 via Next Big Future

    "The smell of coffee, and sounds of familiar voices permeated the air as I approached the registration desk for the SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference in Santa Clara. Friendly faces and friends greet me, and I am reminded of at time almost exactly a year ago, when I attended SENS6 in Cambridge. I am directed to the breakfast area, where over a hundred individuals gather to catch up since they last saw each other."

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