Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-05-12 22:47
http://www.veritas.org/talks - Join N.T. Wright, Peter Thiel, and moderator Ross Douthat in a discussion on hope, technology, politics, and theology.
This Forum considers the question "what is the hope for humanity" but what do we mean by this? In today's modern culture, with all our technological and social advances, where is our hope most soundly placed? Is it even wise to hope for, or imagine, a better life? What does faith, or the absence of faith, have to do with any of this?
Over the past two decades, The Veritas Forum has been hosting vibrant discussions on life's hardest questions and engaging the world's leading colleges and universities with Christian perspectives and the relevance of Jesus. Learn more at http://www.veritas.org, with upcoming events and over 600 pieces of media on topics including science, philosophy, music, business, medicine, and more!
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-05-08 05:34
By reversing its aging process when it gets sick or injured, Japan's tiny Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish is one of the only known animals that has figured out how to defeat death. Motherboard goes to Japan to visit the only researcher in the world who is studying the microscopic animal to see if humans can eventually do the same.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-05-02 06:47
Every day, every single person is growing older and older. It might be depressing to think about, but eventually, we will all die. But how long could humans live for? Trace takes a look at how examining the blood of the world's oldest person could tell us how long humans can survive.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-04-24 23:30
To understand the the long-term effects of space on the human body, NASA is conducting an experiment involving twins! Join Tara as she explains what they hope to learn by sending one twin to space, but not the other.
NASA To Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment http://phys.org/news/2014-04-nasa-unp...
"Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home. After a year in space, the traveling twin returns home and they reunite."
There's a great deal of news these days about potential developments to increase healthy longevity. How can we decide which are the most promising initiatives? What can we do to support faster development and deployment of new treatments? If we want to enable significant increases in healthy longevity for ourselves and our loved ones, what steps should we be taking?
This London Futurists meetup gathers a panel of experts and researchers in the field of healthy longevity. We'll be hearing a number of TED-style talks, followed by extended audience Q&A and discussion.
The speakers are Phil Micans, Tuvi Orbach, and Avi Roy.
** About the speakers:
++Phil Micans is Founder and Vice President of International Antiaging Systems and Assistant Director at the British Longevity Society.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-03-08 06:50
This presentation will focus on the emerging field of geroscience, an interdisciplinary field that aims to understand the relationship between the basic biology of aging and age-related diseases. Geroscience is "coming of age." Originally coined by Gordon Lithgow, "geroscience" was just entered into Wikipedia in June of 2013. A central concept of geroscience is that multiple human diseases arise from a common cause, aging itself. Thus, slowing down the process of aging (as it has been done in animal models) represents a potentially fruitful approach to concurrently address and combat the many chronic conditions affecting the elderly.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2014-03-04 11:18
Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company. Using advances in genomic sequencing, the human microbiome, proteomics, informatics, computing, and cell therapy technologies, HLI is building the world’s most comprehensive database on human genotypes and phenotypes to tackle the diseases associated with aging-related human biological decline. HLI I also leading the development of cell-based therapeutics to address age-related decline in endogenous stem cell function. HLI is concentrating on cancer, diabetes and obesity, heart and liver diseases, and dementia.
The market for healthy human longevity is enormous. Globally, total healthcare expenses run over $7 trillion, with nearly half of these funds being spent in the senior (65+) years of a person’s life to help keep them alive longer. Using the combined power of HLI’s core areas of expertise – genomics, informatics, and stem cell therapies, HLI is going to change the way medicine is practiced by furthering the shift to a preventive, genomic-based medicine model.
The third international conference “Genetics of aging and longevity” will take place in Sochi, Russia from 6th till 10th of April, 2014. The event is held by “Science for Life Extension” foundation and Institute of Biology of Ural department of Russian Academy of Science.
With this conference being held once in two years, it is the fourth time for it to happen and the third time to be international. As a result of the previous conference in 2012, this event has become the central discussing board of longevity and aging issues in Russia, uniting the field’s leading scientists from all over the world. Having received wide international recognition, it has become a must-see point in longevity science agenda.
Back in 2012, more than 700 people visited the conference in four days of its work, including genetics scientists, bio-informatics specialists, biologists, doctors, journalists, entrepreneurs and investors.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-02-24 12:22
Dr. Ed Park discusses telomere length and how it is connected to life expectancy. He also discusses current tests that are available to determine telomere length. But that brings up the question, 'can you determine how much time you have left based on telomere length'? Dr. Park discusses this here.