N of One: An Experiment In Not Flying Breathlessly

N of One: An Experiment In Not Flying Breathlessly

On a recent trip to California, my goal was to document an aircraft’s actual interior cabin altitude, versus the altitude of that aircraft’s distance above the ground. Finding this altitude would tell me how much oxygen would be in the cabin, where lower altitudes would mean more available oxygen.

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A Day in the Life of a 90-Year-Old

A Day in the Life of a 90-Year-Old

The elderly have wisdom of great value to all, but few listen. Their story is worth being heard. If things don’t change, we will all share their experience. This first-person narrative is the result of years of interviews and the extensive experience of a Registered Nurse specializing in Geriatrics. We invite you to live a day in the live of a 90 year old.

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Are There Longevity Vitamins, Like There Are Survival Vitamins?

Are There Longevity Vitamins, Like There Are Survival Vitamins?

What we know as “essential vitamins and minerals” are compounds whose absence has been observed to be immensely detrimental or even fatal to humans. Think of death by scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) or pellagra (niacin deficiency). But an important question to ask for each essential vitamin and mineral is: “over what timeframe do detrimental effects of deficiency manifest themselves?”

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Family & Longevity: Genetics Can Dictate How Long You May Live

Family & Longevity: Genetics Can Dictate How Long You May Live

Here is an interesting fact for the dinner table… many studies have correlated longevity with genes and you may find out just how likely you are to surpass the 100 year mark. Did you know that individuals who have centenarian parents have been found to be less likely to have the age-related diseases that are common among older adults?

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The Drug Pricing System That Could Use Disrupting

The Drug Pricing System That Could Use Disrupting

We all want a healthcare system that is more productive and efficient in finding innovative solutions to illnesses and diseases of aging. That is why it is important to look at the factors that need disruption in our journey to creating an inclusive and sustainable healthcare system.

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The Methuselah Foundation Successfully Closes its Boutique Venture Fund

The Methuselah Foundation Successfully Closes its Boutique Venture Fund

The Methuselah Fund or M Fund is mission-oriented and was conceived after successful angel investments by the Methuselah Foundation. The M Fund's investment thesis is based on six strategies aimed at increasing healthy longevity and its current portfolio includes four exciting companies.

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Society for Gero-Engineering and Technology (SGET)

Society for Gero-Engineering and Technology (SGET)

For a while, we have seen that anti-aging is rapidly becoming an engineering challenge rather than a mere fantasy. To this point, our Foundation is also working on helping create a professional society focused on Geroengineering. Enter, the Society of Gero-Engineering and Technology, or SGET.

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Biological Age Estimation Methods: A Systematic Review

Biological Age Estimation Methods: A Systematic Review

Aging is a complicated process and is highly varied among individuals. We all have that friend who "doesn't look a day over 30" well into middle-age, and the less fortunate friend who isn't aging "gracefully". You may notice aging variability within your own body. Perhaps you have overall excellent health, but your digestion has slowed or you have sleep-pattern changes. Research shows that the quantity of years is a poor estimator as an index of the aging process. Even twins often have different biological or functional ages, and within an individual, organs may age at different rates. 

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The Gut Bacteria Is More Important Than You Think!

The Gut Bacteria Is More Important Than You Think!

For centuries, man has been attempting to extend the healthy human lifespan by investigating the correlation between health and the microbiome. In the past, these methods have been largely unsuccessful. New research is emerging that focuses on the 29 strains of E. coli that protect against age-associated diseases, causing the host to live at least 10% longer and healthier.

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