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Tag: Aging

Harvard University: Unraveling the mysteries of aging

A research team led by David Sinclair at Harvard have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses aging, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars. The treatment with the NAD precursor NMN mitigates age-related DNA damage in mice and averts DNA damage from …

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Salk Institute: Salk scientists reverse signs of aging in mice

Scientists at the Salk Institute have found that intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age. This approach, which not only prompted human skin cells in a dish to look and behave young again, also resulted in the rejuvenation of mice with a premature aging disease, …

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Harvard University: ‘Lifespan Machine’ Probes Cause of Aging

Researchers in the lab of Walter Fontana, Harvard Medical School professor of systems biology, have found a surprising statistical regularity in how a variety of genetic and environmental factors affect the life span of the C. elegans worm. Their findings suggest that aging does not have a single discrete molecular cause but is rather a …

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TITANVORTEX: Japanese Sprinter Sets New World Record For Oldest Competitor

Hidekichi Miyazaki has once again broken his own record for Oldest competitive sprinter after running in the 100m at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition in Kyoto, Japan. Miyazaki was born on 22 September 1910 and has just celebrated his 105th birthday. The impressive centenarian finished the race in just 42.22 seconds, greeted by his …

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MinuteEarth: Do We Have to Get Old and Die?

MinuteEarth asks and answers, Do We Have to Get Old and Die? We’d like to thank Focus Features for sponsoring this video – and for inviting us to pre-screen their summer 2015 film “Self/Less”. It’s a sci-fi flick that explores memory, consciousness, and immortality, and it made us think about the types of immortality that …

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Milken Institute: Fountain of Age: Unlocking the Secrets of Longer Life

The last century produced advances in science that would be unimaginable to earlier generations, and no achievement had more impact than the extension of human life. Innovations in medicine and sanitation saw a radical increase in lifespan leading to unprecedented global economic growth and individual opportunity. But researchers are not resting on their laurels and …

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Janko Nikolich-Zugich: The Biology of Aging: Why Our Bodies Grow Old

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich presented the second lecture of the College of Science’s Living Beyond 100 lecture series on January 31, 2012. Dr. Nikolich-Zugich is, Professor and Department Head of Immunobiology; Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging, at the University of Arizona. Abstract: All organisms age, but we really do not have a clear explanation how and …

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CNN: Jellyfish masters art of immortality

CNN’s Philippe Cousteau explores how a mysterious jellyfish could help humans prevent the aging process in the future.  

Carol Greider: The Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: Telomeres and Telomerase – Past Present and Future

Telomeres were first recognized in the late 1930s as important structures on chromosome ends. In the 1970s the sequence of these structures was identified in the ciliated protozoa Tetrahymena by Elizabeth Blackburn. In the 1980s telomerase was discovered as an enzyme that elongates telomeres and compensates for natural telomere shortening. Carol Greider, Director of Molecular …

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UCLA: Living Longer Living Smarter: Innovations in Longevity Research

The University of California is the host for this discussion about innovations in longevity research. Taking responsibility for one’s body is the common theme among three visionaries in personal health. Larry Smarr of Calit2 joins Deborah Szekely, the co-founder of the highly acclaimed Rancho La Puerta wellness center and Kunal Sarkar, the CEO of the …

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Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

FILMED SEP 2009 • POSTED JAN 2010 • TEDxTC TED presents this talk by Dan Buettner on the subject on aging and longvity. To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team studies the world’s “Blue Zones,” this is communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to a record-setting age. …

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Vicky Newman: Living for longevity and the nutrition connection

The University of California hosts a session by Vicky Newman, MS, RD, on how to learn the right balance of foods to maximize your health and energy level through an anti-inflammatory eating plan. Newman will provide practical tips for controlling your weight, maintaining bone strength, and reducing the risk of common chronic diseases associated with aging. …

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Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments that hint of longer lives

  What controls aging? TED presents biochemist Cynthia Kenyon who has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life. This talk was held in July 2011. Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments …

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