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  • Oligarchs Take On Challenge To Develop Anti-Aging Pills; But Will Only Oligarchs Be Able To Afford Them?

    August 12, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Oligarch: a very rich business leader with a great deal of political influence.

    Main points:

    • Private enterprises, funded by oligarchs, have commandeered the pursuit of an anti-aging pill, rather than the traditional funding from the National Institutes of Health.
    • Oligarchs may be the only ones who can afford this technology they are developing as health insurance plans don’t pay for a diagnoses of “premature aging” and the masses have limited discretionary income to purchase anti-aging pills out of their own pocket.
    • There are economical non-patentable technologies that have been shown to tickle known longevity genes that are not likely to be employed by these oligarch-driven biotech companies.
    • More research is not needed as gene pathways to produce exceptional longevity and their activators are already known. What is needed is applied science.
    • Humans age at three different speeds throughout their lifetime: (1) childhood growth – no biological aging, just birthdays; (2) full growth and accelerated aging; (3) cessation of aging and a static state.
    • The true scientific reason why humans grow old is that they accumulate minerals as they age and “rust” and “calcify.” Efforts to produce anti-aging pills need to address overmineralization. The overmineralization theory of aging is the only explanation as to why humans age at three different speeds.
    • Resistance to anti-aging pills is expected from many quarters, including the medical establishment, pharmaceutical companies, life insurance companies, politicians, the news media and even religious organizations.
    • Because of this resistance, the pursuit of super-longevity is going to remain an individual one, not a societal one.
    • Economical pathways to prolong the human lifespan exist in the form of food and water fortification and dietary supplementation. But these require policy and regulatory changes emanating from the political sector that is largely bought off by industry and “oligarchs,” leaving such advancements to go by the wayside.
    • Reinstalling the “vitamin C gene” is one example of a restorative technology that could be universally transferred to future generations. Longevity would then be inherent, as it was long ago in human history.
    • A small nutraceutical company has already achieved more than the Google/Alphabet-led CALICO venture that is fueled by $1+ billion of capital. But that accomplishment is being shunned and overlooked.

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  • Researchers Says Telomeres Are Key To Delaying Old Age. Don’t Bet On It

    August 3, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    For decades now researchers have been saying what they are learning from young children with a gene mutation that results in premature aging and a shortened life span could have application for the rest of humanity.  Don’t believe it.

    News headlines declare a breakthrough in progeria, the name given to this premature aging syndrome.  Researchers claim by maintaining the length of end caps of chromosomes called telomeres they can push back against this genetic disorder.

    The prevalence of progeria is 1 in 4-8 million births.   Progeroid children are prematurely old.  There are only 145 of them in the world (~16 in the USA).  They develop cataracts, wrinkled skin, become bald and die of a heart attack or stroke in their early teens. Progeria emanates from a mutation in the Lamin-A gene.

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  • Out With Aspirin, Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen; Exosomal Resveratrol Exerts Anti-Inflammatory Action Via Its Influence Over microRNAs

    July 29, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Since inflammation is a component of virtually all diseases the molecular mechanisms leading to the anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol deserve more attention, say researchers.

    Among the myriad biological actions of resveratrol, a chief property is its anti-inflammatory action. [Journal Medicinal Food April 2017]  While many of the mechanisms behind its anti-inflammatory action have been described, this does not mean that present explanations are totally inclusive.  In fact, it appears resveratrol works independently of the Sirtuin1 survival gene, which is not involved in its anti-inflammatory action.

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  • Resveratrol may be only hope for Senator John McCain

    July 20, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    If 80-year old John McCain undergoes the same care Joseph “Beau” Biden and Ted Kennedy underwent for their brain tumors, he is a walking dead man.

    This aggressive form of brain cancer (glioblastoma) has a dire prognosis.  There is no cure and treatment is only directed at relieving pain and suffering.  With optimal treatment GB patients have a median survival of less than 1 year (3-year survival is only 2%).

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  • Longevity + Neoteny: Living Long, Looking And Acting Young

    July 18, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    This report is going to introduce a new word to your vocabulary, neoteny.  But before that, allow me a few paragraphs to properly introduce this intriguing subject.

    In the modern world where growing old age is now becoming optional and anti-aging pills are on the cusp of becoming reality, the question arises: who wants to live longer just to grow old?

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  • Humans Would Live 600 Years If Aging Process Could Be Halted

    June 30, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    A debate broke out recently between biologists who study human aging.  One side of the argument claims the number of people reaching a theoretical maximum lifespan (~115 years) has not increased.  On the other side of the argument biologists argue there is no scientific support for the claim the maximum lifespan is fixed ~115 years.  [Nature June 29, 2017]

    Between 1969 and 1995 there was an uninterrupted increase in maximum reported age at death.  But that advance in longevity appears to have reached a plateau.

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  • Living Long Without Losing Bone & Muscle Mass

    May 21, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Just take a gander at all the Hollywood celebrities who have lived into their tenth decade of life. Actor Kirk Douglas (100); Actress Carol Channing (96); Betty White (95); Entertainer Carl Reiner (95); Actress Doris Day (94); Angela Lansbury (91); Dick Van Dyke (91); Jerry Lewis (91); Mel Brooks (91); singer Tony Bennett (90).  You’re likely to live that long too!  []

    The collective efforts of the younger will be to support the older.   Short of adoption of an anti-aging pill that will prolong the HEALTHSPAN along with the lifespan of Americans, that will be how we measure tomorrow’s economy,

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  • Universal Superlongevity without the Calorie Restricition

    April 7, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    The race to prove the first anti-aging pill just got a bit more interesting if not closer to reality. The latest anti-aging pill is POOP. Yep, you heard it right. Excrement.

    The bacteria from the feces of young killfish was transferred to older killfish with a startling prolongation of life — +41% longer, enough to nearly equal the long heralded doubling of the healthspan and lifespan of rodents achieved by a calorie restricted diet in the animal lab.

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  • Longevity Behind The Scenes: It’s Not The Telomeres Nor The Genes Or The Calories. It’s The Minerals

    March 28, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Updating The Overmineralization Theory Of Aging

    Want to achieve superlongevity as the Biblical patriarchs were reported to have achieved?  Lengthen your telomeres (end caps on chromosomes) say some scientists.

    Want to live an unlimited lifespan?  Switch on a family of survival genes known as Sirtuins.  Resveratrol pills do this.

    Deprive yourself of food.  Eat only one modest meal a day and go hungry most of the time.  This same dietary practice doubled the healthspan and lifespan of laboratory animals and likely does the same for humans.

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  • Resveratrol Is What Researchers Should Look For To Make Old Blood Young Again.

    March 24, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Should WE Tell THEM?
    Or do they already know?

    Time and again science reporters leave their reading audiences wanting as they break a news story about yet another high technology anti-aging pill they say will be years in the making but fail to point to readily available off-the-shelf remedies that do the same thing.

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