South Korea on Wednesday conditionally lifted a ban on stem cell research using human eggs, three years after outlawing the practice because a scientist was found to have faked his work. The national committee on bioethics said it agreed to approve a new research project provided its scientists met certain conditions. Click here for the [...]
Genetic “brakes” which could slow down or stop diseases like MS and cancer have been found by scientists. University of Edinburgh researchers said their findings could lead to new treatments for such illnesses. Click here for an article found on BBC News.
Convergence08 continued with a panel discussion on life extension. Moderated by Christine Peterson of Foresight Nanotech Institute, the group of biotechnology and health experts included Aubrey de Grey of the Methuselah Foundation, Terry Grossman of the Frontier Medical Institute, Bruce Ames of the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and Gregory Benford of Genescient Corporation. You [...]
In a new study, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, UC San Diego used a complex computer prediction model to determine that intake of vitamin D3 and calcium would prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer annually in the US and [...]
Continue traveling with Dan Buettner and his team to the isolated Greek island in the Aegean Sea to determine exactly why this place became home to some of the longest living people in the world. Dan Buettner, the best-selling author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest [...]
A controversial fertility doctor, Dr. Panayiotis Zavos, claims to have cloned human embryos. The procedures were recorded for a documentary that aired Wednesday on the Discovery Channel in Britain. Click here for the ABC News report.
Stem cells possess an almost magical quality. They have the potential to differentiate and grow into any body part – teeth, hair, skin, hearts, or other organs. By 2020 or before, doctors will be able to replace many failing parts of an aging or sick body with this revolutionary medical technology. Click here for the [...]
Are you curious about how long you’ll live? Check out Dan Buettner’s vitality compass and find out what your biological age is, how old you’ll be when disease is likely to kick in and how long you’ll most likely be on this planet. For access to the quiz and other information, click here. Remember that [...]
“The Singularity University aims to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges.” For an introduction to Singularity University, watch this video – For more information on Singularity University, click here.
Per Wikipedia, “Blue Zones” is a project of Dan Buettner’s Quest Network, Inc that studies the regions of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Scientists and demographers have classified these longevity hot-spots by their inhabitants’ ability to live longer, on average, than anyone else in the world. [...]