Molecular Genetics of Aging conference september 24-28, 2008

The fourth meeting on the Molecular Genetics of Aging is being organized by Steven Austad, University of Texas Health Science Center; Judith Campisi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Buck Institute for Age Research and David Sinclair, Harvard Medical School Judith Campisi is working on one of the major SENS life extension projects to deal with too …

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Electrostatic-based DNA Microarray Technique Could Revolutionize Medical Diagnostics

A team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has invented a technique in which DNA or RNA assays — the key to genetic profiling and disease detection — can be read and evaluated without the need of elaborate chemical labeling or sophisticated instrumentation. Based on electrostatic repulsion …

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LIFT cancer clinical trials

Human trials starting for Zheng Cui’s LIFT ‘cancer cure’ H/T to Alfin For the upcoming study, the researchers are currently recruiting 500 local potential donors who are 50 years old or younger and in good health to have their blood tested. Of those, 100 volunteers with high cancer-killing activity will be asked to donate white …

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UCLA Sens anti-aging conference abstracts

There will be about thirty speakers at the Understanding aging conference in UCLA this weekend Here are links to the abstracts of the presentations and some of the highlighted presentations. Zheng Cui will discuss his Natural Cancer Resistance in Mice and in Humans: basis for a novel cancer therapy (GIFT therapy was covered here) and …

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Iraqis: 43% say Iraq is going well while 17% of americans say USA on right track

An Ipsos poll indicates that 17% of Americans feel that the United States is on the right track An opinion poll in February, found that 43% of Iraqis felt that things were going well in Iraq So more than twice the percentage of Iraqis are polling positively about their country versus the percentage of Americans …

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Nanostructure copper interfaces for enhanced boiling

Koratkar and his team found that by depositing a layer of copper nanorods on the surface of a copper vessel, the nanoscale pockets of air trapped within the forest of nanorods “feed” nanobubbles into the microscale cavities of the vessel surface and help to prevent them from getting flooded with water. This synergistic coupling effect …

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Advances toward quantum control: better trapped ion quantum gates, hybrid molecules in silicon, quantum coral

The new molecule is a hybrid, with the naturally occurring arsenic at one end in a normal spherical shape and a new, artificial atom at the other end in a flattened, 2-D shape. By controlling the voltage, the researchers found that they could make an electron go to either end of the molecule or exist …

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Carnival of Space Week 60

Carnival of Space week 60 is up at slacker astronomy This site submitted an article with a preview of the space elevator and lunar lander games. The article heavily focused on the space elevator. Centauri Dreams talks about really big and slow space colonization ships (multi-generational Arks with 10 thousand year travel times). There is …

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Wired Magazine has positive SENS coverage

Wired magazine has a positive article on Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) and Aubrey deGrey Digg that article here Other researchers have also found some success pursuing similarly structured research programs. For example, late last year, the Buck Institute for Age Research received $25 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish a …

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