Fighting aging and fighting ageism: two sides of the same coin?

Let me delineate one answer to the post title question, quick   Sure, but only if we know what types of aging we are talking about. My original, more boring but less sensational post title elaborates on this: Counteracting biological aging and neutralising chronological ageism should go hand in hand.  (For the record, am not a… Continue reading Fighting aging and fighting ageism: two sides of the same coin?

Future stop: California health officials against personal genetics risk-takers

It’s official: The California Department of Public Health wants practicing physicians (many of them prehistorically, sorry, traditionally trained) to be the patres familias in issues between personal genetic test takers and direct-to-consumer personal genetic testing start-ups while declining the test takers’ right to get familiar with their own genetic makeup and risks by their own.… Continue reading Future stop: California health officials against personal genetics risk-takers

The received view in 3.5 paragraphs on Ending Aging in Nature (part 1)

In the 15 November Nature issue Judy Illes neurology professor turned neuroethics expert reviews Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People by John Harris and Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey & Michael Rae. From the review: “Ending Aging is a more… Continue reading The received view in 3.5 paragraphs on Ending Aging in Nature (part 1)

United State of California: buy bonds in stem cell research

In the unique state of California there is now an offer for individuals to place orders from October 3 during a $250 million sale of state debt to fund embryonic stem-cell research. The minimum bet is $5,000 and over 1 million you need special permission (just like buying more than 2 iPhones in the early… Continue reading United State of California: buy bonds in stem cell research

Biomedical life extension is the next big battleground, Caplan says

It’s Friday so the web is going to sleep for the weekend, but here is one more opinion on life extension, in this case the opinion of Arthur Caplan chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, and columnist on bioethics for MSNBC: Source:… Continue reading Biomedical life extension is the next big battleground, Caplan says

Prospective anti-research fears around Stem Cell Labs on the Globe

Stem Cell Labs on the Globe is a public map initiative of important, worldwide stem cell locations made by Google My Maps for the sake of stem cell researchers. The original idea is to easily find all the interesting academic stem cell places that you need to know in order to proceed further professionally. The… Continue reading Prospective anti-research fears around Stem Cell Labs on the Globe

Opinionated Stem Cells for Dummies, Right to Recover

Right to Recover is a new book written by Yvonne Perry freelance journalist with the subtitle: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America. Anyone read it yet? Blog of the book: Right to Recover Content of the book: Book Contents for Right to Recover FOREWORD (in this case I guess… Continue reading Opinionated Stem Cells for Dummies, Right to Recover

Extension of life in green

Upon a discussion with Anna 1 month ago, the question arised whether life extension might be interpreted as a green idea. She offered, that if people have the opportunity to extend their life significantly, paralell with this situation they find themselves in a more or less environmentalist position. Now back 2 steps: the question of… Continue reading Extension of life in green

Unlimited Life Extension Petition to U.S. Congress and President: a good address?

The Coalition to Extend Life launched today an online petition to U.S. Congress and President in order to make the technological possibility of Indefinite Life Extension a national priority and public policy goal of the United States. They ask the power people to create the 4 main conditions that will make it possible. 1. a… Continue reading Unlimited Life Extension Petition to U.S. Congress and President: a good address?

Who is your favourite web celeb? (weekend off)

Forbes has another not too useful list on the top 25 web celebs. My favourite out of these persons is the guy on the picture: Jimmy Wales, the wiki(pedia) master. Why? First, as they wrote: “Only on the Web could an encyclopedia geek become a superstar.” That’s true. Second: Jimmy is an incredibly open minded… Continue reading Who is your favourite web celeb? (weekend off)

Hey Al Gore: switch to life extension, aging is a more inconvenient truth

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, a movie-long effective presentation on climate change and crisis has made him the chief environmental evangelist of U.S. Incorporation. (I liked that he is doing his Keynotes himself, my Apps.) Now I have a better offer for Al Gore: be the first networking-presentation man of healthy life extension and an official… Continue reading Hey Al Gore: switch to life extension, aging is a more inconvenient truth

Adult stem cells and astronauts in the ISS with one screwdriver

“Allowing research into the medical uses of adult stem cells, but not embryonic stem cells, is the equivalent of sending astronauts to work on the international space station with a single tool” according to Dr. Geoffrey Lomax, senior officer for medical and ethical standards of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, running California’s $3 billion… Continue reading Adult stem cells and astronauts in the ISS with one screwdriver

Boondoggling the California Stem Cell Gold Rush? Journo lingo overload

I am more and more surprised on how journalists are verbalizing the $6 billion California Stem Cell Situation. On the one hand California Institute of Regenerative Medicine has just got the first big, $181 million fund in state and private loans to scientists for realizing embryonic stem cell research out of the promised billions called… Continue reading Boondoggling the California Stem Cell Gold Rush? Journo lingo overload

What can/will You do for life extension? Answer these questions first.

Dear Reader, if You are stem cell researcher, life scientist, medical doctor, scholar, activist, bloggers, IT professional, venture capitalist, philosopher, economist, politician, decision maker, businessman, biotech- or big pharma manager, plastic surgeon, hairdresser… who support life extension, please answer the questions below and send me to [attilacsordas][at][gmail.com] to get blogterviewed.

Election perspectives in tech support: New York City as California’s rival in stem cell billions?

Check this fresh Wired review about US Midterm elections’ effects on high-tech possibilities for the United States: In New York, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer‘s gubernatorial victory was no surprise, but it’s a big win for stem-cell research in that state. Spitzer wants to commit several billion dollars of the state’s money to the science. Link… Continue reading Election perspectives in tech support: New York City as California’s rival in stem cell billions?

What would happen if Bill Gates invested 3 billion dollars to embryonic stem cell research?

There is a dense comment debate on Bodyhack for more than a week concerning the electoral Missouri Stem Cell Hunter issue, celebs with ESC pro- or contra ads. Here is an effective comment from today’s related post by the commenter named Orrin: “I wonder what would happen if Bill Gates invested 2 billion dollars to… Continue reading What would happen if Bill Gates invested 3 billion dollars to embryonic stem cell research?

FDA Stem Cell Therapy Regulation: the Framework

Dina Gould Halme and David A. Kessler wrote an article, called FDA Regulation of Stem-Cell–Based Therapies in The New England Journal of Medicine. The key concerns are: i., Stem-cell–based products as therapeutic agents are or could be: biologic products, drugs, devices, xenotransplantation products, human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products. Human cells, tissues, and… Continue reading FDA Stem Cell Therapy Regulation: the Framework

Stem Cells’ growing role in U.S. politics: StemCandidates meet Pacman

John Hlinko, veteran internet grass-roots organizer has launched a website called StemCellCandidates to highlight — and facilitate donations for — the races in which the stem cell issue is most likely to tip the scales. Hlinko is also the man behind StemPac, a U.S. stem cell research supporting coaliton, which includes professional political consultants, scientists… Continue reading Stem Cells’ growing role in U.S. politics: StemCandidates meet Pacman

Tony Blair: if America does not want stem-cell research – we do

From BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair’s last speech as Labour leader at the party’s annual conference: How to be the world’s number one place of choice for bio-science – if America does not want stem-cell research – we do. …The Google generation has moved beyond the idea of 9 to 5, closed on weekends and… Continue reading Tony Blair: if America does not want stem-cell research – we do

Can partial immortalization be permissible to those who can buy it?

In the last philosophical-political section of Pimm I tried to delineate how to protect the right for partial immortalization when the costs of the treatment are extremely high. After it turned out that on the grounds of equal dignity it is hard to make the treatment impossible for those, who can afford it, the second… Continue reading Can partial immortalization be permissible to those who can buy it?

How to protect the right for pimm when the costs are extremely high?

Now we have the introduction into the basic language of rights, duties and moral persons, and set the 3 hypothetic cost stages of the continuous regeneration treatment called pimm. The probable course of introducing pimm treatment into the real world is this: first the costs will be very high, then moderately expensive, eventually cheap enough… Continue reading How to protect the right for pimm when the costs are extremely high?

Conservative argument FOR life extension

Charles N. W. Keckler, a litigator and former law professor of Washington, D.C., tries to develop an argument for conservatives to support maximum life extension in TCS Daily. His main trick is to tell “revolutionary” change from “good, innovative” change, former opposed, later supported by conservatives. “It is false that extending lifespan blunts innovation, except,… Continue reading Conservative argument FOR life extension

Moral, instrumental, human rights: framework for pimm philosophy

In order to get new philosophical insights from the pimm thought experiment and to prepare well for the future, we have to set up a philosophical framework, so let us move to normative morality, and the concept of rights. Normative morality is referred here by Bernard Gert as a code of conduct that all rational… Continue reading Moral, instrumental, human rights: framework for pimm philosophy

Joining the healthy life extension community

Influential daily news article about the pimmblog on The Longevity Meme by Reason. Now LM is one of the main web channel of the worldwide but small life extension community, so it is an honor indeed. Remember: we live in a niche, niche world. Today healthy and maximum life extension is in the minds of… Continue reading Joining the healthy life extension community

Senators: say yeeeeah, Bush: say yeeeeah to embryonic stem cells

From Wired News: The bill passed 63-37, four votes short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override Bush’s veto. California Gov. Schwarzenegger wrote to Bush, “Mr. President, I urge you not to make the first veto of your presidency one that turns America backwards on the path of scientific progress and limits… Continue reading Senators: say yeeeeah, Bush: say yeeeeah to embryonic stem cells

More Life: Pro-Tech campaign for life extension&regenerative medicine

The web will transform politics too: Campaigns Wikia was launched about two weeks ago by Wikipedia-founder Jimmy Wales and the Mission Statement took the form of An open letter to the blogosphere Here is my idea: online-offline Pro-Tech campaign&happening for life extension&regenerative medicine&biotech which fits well for the participatory politics-driven spirit of Campaigns Wikia and… Continue reading More Life: Pro-Tech campaign for life extension&regenerative medicine