Early Registration Deadline for SENS3, Friday June 15th

From the desk of Methuselah Foundation chair Aubrey de Grey:

This is to remind you that this coming Friday, June 15th, is the deadline both for abstract submission and for registration at the early rate for the third “Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence” conference (SENS3), which will be held on September 6-10 2007 at Queens’ College, Cambridge, UK. Please see the website:

http://www.sens.org/sens3/

for the fabulous program of speakers, as well as forms to submit an abstract or to register. Please note that there are numerous slots for short oral presentations, which will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Please also note that the registration fee includes accommodation and all meals, so it’s really very good value. Finally, I can confirm that authors of short talks and posters will, like the invited speakers, be invited to submit a paper summarising their presentation for the proceedings volume, which will be published in the high-impact journal Rejuvenation Research early in 2008.

If you have colleagues who may be interested in attending SENS3, please forward this email to them. Many thanks.

I look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge in September!

Michael Yamashita’s Blog Scan

It’s time once more for Michael’s scan of the blogosphere:

http://sentientdevelopments.blogspot.com/2007/05/my-longevity-symposium-and-transvision.html
… This coming July I will be giving presentations at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies’ Longevity Symposium and the World Transhumanist Association’s TransVision 2007 conference. For the Longevity Symposium, an event titled “Securing the Longevity Dividend: Building the Campaign for Anti-Aging Science,” I will be addressing and …
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http://www.acceleratingfuture.com/michael/blog/?p=465
…Cory Doctorow is an editor of what, for a long time, was the most popular blog on the Internet, Boing Boing. (It’s now #2 after Engadget.) He is also a science fiction author who is known for copyright activism on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In the Spring 2003 issue of Whole Earth Magazine, an article of his was published,…
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http://pimm.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/everything-technorati-knows-about-life-extension/
…Everything Technorati knows about life extension Posted by attilachordash on May 31st, … typing the term “life extension” into the search field: technoratilifeextension The question … post 1) and desperately avoiding irrelevant information (see blog post 2)? Posted in life…
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http://betterhumans.com/blogs/simon/archive/2007/05/23/death-to-betterhumans-long-live-betterhumans.aspx
… So a few days ago, I was ready to dump Betterhumans. I had planned to give members and visitors two weeks notice and then, if I couldn’t find someone to take it over, just shut it down. Drastic, perhaps. After all, I’ve run the site for nearly five years now. But as I worked myself raw on the new site, I just couldn’t stand how much time, energy …
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http://axiomsun.com/home/video/living_forever.html
… Biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey on GMTV’s Good Morning discussing how we all might live forever in the next 20-30 years. …
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http://engineering.curiouscatblog.net/2007/06/02/radical-life-extension/
…The near-term inevitability of radical life extension and expansion by Ray Kurzweil: … of radical life extension is only a couple of decades away. KurzweilAI.net includes many articles … with the tremendous increase in the power of technology. I still think many things like radical life…
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http://ouroboros.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/so-hungry-so-sad-calorie-restriction-and-depression/
…Mood is intimately connected to feeding behavior, which in turn impacts mood. Given that a fairly radical departure from normal feeding – calorie restriction (CR) – is one of the most widely discussed and promising means of extending lifespan in a wide range of organisms, it seems reasonable to ask whether CR significantly impacts psychology. (…
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http://www.educatedguesswork.org/movabletype/archives/2007/06/sympathy_for_th.html
…Rumor has it that the scientists over at NIH have developed a new life extension technique: … and appear to have significantly improved life expectancy, at list four times as long in animal models…
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http://www.survivalarts.com/archives/001440.html
… What a day! Just as I’m getting ready to attend Aubrey de Grey’s talk at Google, I find out that a martial arts training buddy of mine, Dr. Pete Lohstroh, recently left his research position at UC Davis to take a senior scientist position at Telomolecular Nanotechnologies, specializing in the application of nanocircles to telomere extension therapy (one of several approaches they’re taking). …
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http://futuresheet.com/2007/05/23/going-to-the-gym-could-reverse-aging-process/
… Going to the gym ‘could reverse aging process’ May 23rd, 2007 by futuresheet Forget miracle pills and potions, the key to eternal youth could be as simple as going to the gym. Scientists have shown that pensioners who regularly use weights have almost as much energy as people less than half their age. Just six months of gentle weight training …
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http://longevity-science.blogspot.com/2007/05/quest-for-human-longevity.html
… Greetings, Some time ago the New England Journal of Medicine has invited us to write a review of this new book: The Quest for Human Longevity: SCIENCE, BUSINESS, AND PUBLIC POLICY By Lewis D. Solomon. 197 pp. New Brunswick, N.J., Translation Publishers, 2006. $34.95. ISBN 0-7658-0300-3. This book review was eventually published: Gavrilov …
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http://mrken45sworld.blogspot.com/2007/05/denial-of-aging-part-i.html
… As one of the first baby-boomers, I will begin collecting Social Security cheques this coming November, after turning 62 in September. So, it was with much interest that I recently picked up the book “The Denial of Aging-Perpetual Youth, Eternal Life, and Other Dangerous Fantasies”–Muriel R. Gillick, M.D. (2006). One description on the back …
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http://blog.infeasible.org/2007/04/08/aubrey-de-greys-chance-of-success-1-in-48-million.aspx
… Now that I have Kurzweil on the ropes, I turn my attention to another prominent Transhumanist: Aubrey de Grey. On his webpage, de Grey outlines his approach to eliminate aging through what he calls Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS). SENS has seven approaches that all must work for aging to be eliminated. However, according …
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http://bigrockcm.blogspot.com/2007/05/singularity-institute-for-artificial.html
… Video from the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. This is the only organization in the world devoted to making sure that advanced AI, once developed, doesn’t wipe out humanity. Video includes PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey. read more | digg story …
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http://www.tonycecala.com/home/18/it-conversations-ray-kurzweil-when-humans-transcend-biology/
… IT Conversations: Ray Kurzweil – When Humans Transcend Biology Reviews, Books No Comments – IT Conversations: Ray Kurzweil – When Humans Transcend Biology The amazing Ray Kurzweil discusses his work with Terry Grossman, M.D. on the three stages of life extension and how technology advances and the law of accelerating returns will boost the …
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The Prospects for Extending Healthy Life – a Lot

Methuselah Foundation chair Aubrey de Grey recently presented at Google, and the video can be found at Google Video as a part of the Google TechTalk series. Some of the Immortality Institute folk were present, and gave a good review:

I really enjoy the way that Aubrey went into a lot of detail about the SENS approach they are funding/currently working on. I suppose it is because he had a lot more time than he usually does in his lectures, but it was really interesting the way he explained everything.

If more detail, explained well, is your cup of tea, then you’re really going to like the forthcoming SENS book “Ending Aging.”