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antiagingIf Biotech Cannot Make Enough Money from Curing Disease Then Move on to Antiaging

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Goldman Sachs analysts asked “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” analysts ask in an April 10 report entitled “The Genome Revolution.” Goldman was addressing the question of gene therapies that provide complete cures with one treatment. “The potential to …

antiagingSafer and more effective senescent cell antiaging treatment

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In 2001, Aubrey de Grey and colleagues proposed ablation of senescent cells (ApoptoSENS) as the “damage-repair” strategy of choice for zombie cells. The idea was barely mentioned in the scientific literature. It was largely ignored until 2011 when a powerful …

antiagingSuccessful anti-aging would be over ten times better than curing all cancer

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Dr. James Peyer of ApolloVC discussed tactical paths to bring longevity promoting therapeutics to market as quickly as possible. The cost of developing a drug is $2.6 billion. Pharma companies need to have each successful drug approved has to pay …

anti-agingTimeline for anti-aging treatment against senescent cells

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Unity Biotechnology is a biotech leader in developing treatments to eliminating accumulated senescent cells, which are a fundamental mechanism of aging and a driver of many common age-associated diseases. Senescent cells normally destroy themselves via a programmed process called apoptosis, …

antiagingAuctus Biologics raised $1.5 million to convert injections with pills

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Auctus Biologics, a new portfolio company of Ichor Therapeutics, announced the closure of $1.5 million in seed funding. The company will develop RPtag, a hyper-stable antibody mimetic scaffold published earlier this year in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Biochemistry, to take …

antiagingInterview with Apollo Ventures which funds anti-aging companies

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James Peyer has been a scientist, entrepreneur, and advisor to biotechs and pharma companies, always with a specialization for developing new classes of therapeutics. James founded Apollo to support biotech entrepreneurs strategically, scientifically, and financially as they create the next …

antiagingRejuvenating blood vessels and vitality for an antiaging effect

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David Sinclair and his team at Harvard Medical School claim to be able to reverse the aging of blood vessels and it restores youthful vitality. Using the synthetic precursors of two molecules naturally present in the body, the scientists also …

agingAnAge database of animal longevity and other aging databases

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AnAge is a curated database of aging and life history in animals, including extensive longevity records. AnAge was primarily developed for comparative biology studies, in particular studies of longevity and aging, but can also be useful for ecological and conservation …

agingGeorge Church talks about reversing human aging and claims they made mice live twice as long

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George Church is developing better and better organs using pigs. They are working to slow or reverse the aging in the organs to be used for transplant. He says the organ longvity has also been done successfully with entire …

aging reversalMethuselah Foundation Cofounder thinks Longevity Escape Velocity could be here by 2030

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David Gobel cofounded the Methuselah Foundation with Aubrey de Grey and continues to run the Methuselah Foundation today. Methuselah Foundation has given millions of dollars to regenerative medicine research, backing ventures such as Organovo, Oisin Biotechnologies, and SENS Research Foundation. …