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environmentOverpopulation Fears Come From Simple Mistakes in What is Happening

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People worry about overpopulation because they have not looked into how food, family size, and money work. They have no basic understanding of numbers. I have researched this stuff a LOT but I think I can it make it fairly …

antiagingMaster Oogway’s Real Relatives Reveal Secrets for Living Up to 250 Years

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The oldest giant tortoises are revealing their genetic secrets for living up to 250 years. They are animals that are in the range of human size. Female giant tortoises are about 250 pounds and male giant tortoises are about 500 …

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, …

antiagingMice given dasatinib-quercitin lived 36% longer and in better health

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Mayo Clinic anti-aging researcher James Kirkland published about a drug combination that can slow and reverse senescent cells in mice. A leukemia drug dasatinib and the dietary supplement quercetin reduced senescent cells’ numbers, tamped down the inflammation they cause, and …

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 …