I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to check out the full list of lifehack-style products & service innovations over at design-juggernaut IDEO,
-But By Far, my favorite of the bunch is the Snow White Evil Queen/Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come -style Aging Mirror.
I don’t know how far out they wanted to take the concept in its proposed future technological reach.
-But [at least in its most-blown-out-future-form] this could take a whole host of…
The Gray Mirror
After 25 years of research about similar subjects especially in the cardiovascular arena and a little protein marker of aging we’ll name later, Dr. Douglas Vaughan and a team from Tohoku University in Japan have come up with a pretty interesting drug.
It’s not as “Dude, I know Kung-Fu”-Cool as The Mousechurian Candidate.
-But it Does prolong the life of mice almost 4x.
Ok, ok, now before we all start getting all crazy…
Northwestern-Experimental drug prolongs life span in mice
-Ok, Elizabeth, Bram Stoker, and a million folk-tales across human history.
Well, scientists are proving these oldey-timey, gruesome omens just about right.
In [what is actually the latest in a series of] experiments on mice, it turns out that blood transfused from a younger one to an older one Does in-fact make the older one quite a bit more sprightly.
I only heard about this a year or two ago in the last big experiment, but it looks like…
Knopfler Lab Stem Cell Blog
The interesting intersection between the ‘Old’ and New sciences of Stem Cells and 3D-Printing is starting to provide some amazing developments in both Life-Extension and Replacement-Parts.
The well-known windpipe-replacement is also one of the bigger successes in that category as of late.
*However, to make these things Truly Useful, there are still quite a few obstacles to overcome.
-And now, Make that quite a few, -Minus One.
Lawrence Lewis and her team have come up with quite an ingenious…
Check out Jorge Cham’s fantastic animation for PhD Comics of a talk on Aging, that was given by Dr. Joao Pedro De Magalhaes.
This abbreviated version of Dr. J’s original talk touches on viability, historical lifespans, cell-renewal, free-radicals, mitochondria, telomeres, lucky animal species, nude rats, genetic-modification, evolution, diet, and linchpin-genes.
In it, he also talks about his first inspiration to get into the field of aging-science and transcend the apparent “Law of Nature” that eventual decay must happen in the first place.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the genetic profile of the Naked Mole Rat, or…
YT-PhDComics-”What Is Aging?”
Okay, so keep in-mind that a little while back we told you that you were your microbes and how lots of them affect you in “No Man Is An Island”…
Fast-forward to 3 years ago when the 2 magic ingredients of curiously-healthy mice and immune cells called Th17s combined in the persons of Drs. Mathis and Littman.
Because Immunologists are the House-ian cool-kids of the science world, and much like freestyle-rap-battlers, they hang out and talk a…
As much as I was dismayed at Google Health shutting down, I am equally excited at Google Calico launching.
-Which is apparently so badass, that the former CEO of Genentech and current Chairman of Apple, yes -that- Apple, is going to run it,
And puts Curing Cancer on the list of its Easy goals; -Hard ones like serious life-extension to follow.
KurzweilAI?, 2045 Project? -You are all toast…