Category Life Extension

Pterostilbene

Monday 23rd May 2016 Pterostilbene is an Extra-Potent Version of Resveratrol NAD boosters might work synergistically with supplements like resveratrol to help reinvigorate mitochondria and ward off diseases of aging. Elysium is banking on this potential synergy—its NR-containing supplement includes a resveratrol-like substance called pterostilbene (pronounced tero-STILL-bean), which is found in blueberries and grapes. Why […]

Resveratrol

Saturday 11th January 2015 Life Extension: Resveratrol Found to Activate Response at 1,000x Lower Doses The first studies of resveratrol in the early 2000s had suggested that it exerts some of its positive effects on health by activating SIRT1, also thought to be a longevity gene. But SIRT1’s role in mediating resveratrol’s reported health-boosting effects has been […]

The SENS Research Foundation

Monday 2nd June 2014 Life Expectancy The British gerontologist Aubrey de Grey considers himself a “simple medical researcher,” but his research is about fiddling with cells to stop ageing in human beings, and potentially postponing death indefinitely. He believes that tackling the individual illnesses that haunt old people’s lives is a fundamentally flawed strategy; the right course of action […]

Metformin

Sunday 18th January 2015 “We’re now at the point where it’s easy to extend the lifespan of a mouse. That’s not the question any more, it’s can we do this in humans? And I don’t see any reason why we can’t,” says David Sinclair, a researcher based at Harvard. Reason for optimism comes after several […]

Telomeres

Wednesday 11th February 2015 New Technique Fights Aging A new technique, developed by Stanford scientists, can extend the life of cultured cells and offer clues to solving diseases and prolonging life. The technique can quickly increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes. As a result, the treated cells […]

Human Longevity Inc

Monday 10th March 2014 Human Longevity Our new company, Human Longevity (HLI), will be sequencing 40,000 genomes in the first year, growing to 100,000 genomes per year. It’s not just a long life we’re striving for, but one which is worth living. In success, 100 Yr old will be the new “60” – Peter Diamandis […]

Rapamycin

Monday 27th October 2014 Rapamycin Researchers curious about aging mainly work with mice, worms, flies, and yeast, because they are small and easily housed, and because they don’t live long, so improvements to life expectancy are quickly observable. “Twenty years ago it was a really big deal to extend the life span of worms. Now […]

Glycine

Monday 15th June 2015 Glycine Supplementation Could Reverse Aging The authors of the paper do not shy away from suggesting that glycine supplementation could decrease or reverse aging. It’s too early to say what the proper dose of glycine might be, but we can speculate that it would be enough to bring glycine levels up […]

Google (Life Extension)

Monday 27th October 2014 Calico The entry of Google’s billions into the field makes human trials more likely. Late in 2013, Google brought its trove of cash into the game, founding a spin-off called the California Life Company (known as Calico) to specialize in longevity research. Six months after Calico’s charter was announced, Craig Venter, […]

Senolytics

Wednesday 18th March 2015 Drugs That Dramatically Increase Healthy Lifespan Discovered A research team has identified a new class of drugs that in animal models dramatically slows the aging process, alleviating symptoms of frailty, improving cardiac function, and extending a healthy lifespan. They found two drugs — the cancer drug dasatinib (sold under the trade name Sprycel) and quercetin, a […]