Life extension people & session at SciFoo 2008, Googleplex!

Last year I was probably the only SciFoo Camper with an explicit life extension commitment. I suggested & held a session which was related a bit to partial immortalization but was rather about the systems biology perspective in general, illustrated with some examples. So throughout the terrific SciFoo Camp 2007 life extension as a conversation… Continue reading Life extension people & session at SciFoo 2008, Googleplex!

Thesis live: 1.2 tissue/stem cell introduction scheme

In the live thesis building blogxperiment I edit (digest, compile, write, rewrite, delete) my ongoing doctoral thesis in blog posts and put the parts together on thesis live. The title: The physiologic role of stem cells in tissues with different regenerative potential. When producing a text, a post my building strategy is not linear, but… Continue reading Thesis live: 1.2 tissue/stem cell introduction scheme

Partial immortalisation goes mainstream with an ‘s’ – thanks to the Economist!

The Economist print edition (Jan 3rd) has a summary article on the current healthy and scientific life extension scene starting with Aubrey De Grey’s engineering, umbrella SENS approach and talking about anti-oxidants, mitochondria, sirtuin activators and stem cell based regenerative medicine amongst others. To my positive surprise the unknown writer of the article (do you… Continue reading Partial immortalisation goes mainstream with an ‘s’ – thanks to the Economist!

An argument supporting systemic regenerative medicine as a life extension tool

The incentive of this argument is a comment on a post over at fellow life extension blog Fight Aging! titled You Can’t Row the Whole Distance With Oars Made of Stem Cells. 1. Currently the biggest grants in life sciences are in regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. 2. The rate of progress is very… Continue reading An argument supporting systemic regenerative medicine as a life extension tool

Best paper on stem cells and ageing by Thomas Rando: Figure 1

One of the promo material of last December Cambridge Embryonic Stem Cell Symposium was the Nature Insight: Stem Cells which was a supplement in Nature Vol. 441, No. 7097 pp1059-1102 from June , 2006. In it I found the best, brilliantly argumented and conceptualized, data-rich paper of Thomas Rando from Stanford University on Stem cells,… Continue reading Best paper on stem cells and ageing by Thomas Rando: Figure 1