News about aging

Autum 2017: WHO Survey & Longevity Month preparation

2017-09-17 12:00

The reference Facebook post is here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/longevity.alliance/permalink/1505210796232402 WHO Survey to be mass-answered! https://extranet.who.int/dataform/253249?lang=en  Deadline: September 30th. Instructions coming very soon. (context: “Global Online Consultation on Research Priority Setting for Healthy Ageing”, following our mass-action in 2015: http://longevityalliance.org/?q=who2015 and http://longevityalliance.org/?q=ila-position-respect-who-s-global-strategy-and-action-plan-ageing-and-health ) Longevity Month 2017 to be organized! Please indicate your email address and country to Anton Kulaga and/or Edouard Debonneuil if you…

Welcome to Oliver Rowland, editor of the ILA!

2017-07-03 12:00

Oliver Rowland works as a writer and sub-editor for The Connexion, a national newspaper for the English-speaking community in France, and is also an experienced translator between French and English. He lives in the south of France and is a native English-speaker from England and a dedicated helper for biomedical healthy longevity research. As such,…

Giants of anti-aging science spoke at Pasteur event in Paris

2017-06-17 12:00

The international Cell Senescence association (ICSA) held a four-day conférence at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Some giants in the world of anti-aging science were there such as Judith Campisi and Manuel Serrano, and some giant results where presented. For example, Manuel Serrano showed how transient yamanaka factors in vivo induce partial reprogramming and regeneration…

Aging In Pasteur!

2017-05-11 12:00

Great to see that the whole world gradually gets the point about tackling diseases by tackling aging. One of the most significant signs is the current pronounced move of the Pasteur Institute into biology of aging and longevity. https://research.pasteur.fr/en/project/ageing-in-pasteur/ #AgingInPasteur From microbes to aging, a renewed vision Events in Paris Events in Lille Events worldwide About 200 years…

Live long and prosper with science!

2017-04-20 12:00

Our life expectancy has significantly increased in the last 100 years from around 50 years to around 80 years today (in Europe or the US). This has had multiple beneficial effects. Without science and technology things like computers, pacemakers, solar cells and spacecraft would not exist. And today basic things like abundant drinking water, healthcare…

ILA 2016 report

2017-02-15 12:27

International Longevity Alliance (ILA) – Annual Report for 2016 Table of contents  International Longevity Alliance (ILA) – Annual Report for 2016 – draft Crowdfunding for a senolytics mouse lifespan test Longevity Month United States of America Belgium and the Eurosymposium on Healthy Aging 2016 (EHA) conference, organized by Healthy Life Extension Society (HEALES) Australia…

EUROSYMPOSIUM ON HEALTHY AGEING ADOPTS THE DECLARATION FOR RADICAL HEALTHSPAN EXTENSION

2016-11-05 12:00

At the end of the three days of the European Symposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA) organized by Healthy Life Extension Society (HEALES) on September 29 – October 1, 2016, the participants adopted the Declaration below (also available on the site of the EHA). This is an important step to make the fight against aging more attractive…

October is the best time to talk to general public about aging and longevity

2016-09-06 12:00

Scientific and social activities related to longevity will increase throughout the month of October, proclaimed Longevity Month. They culminate with two simultaneous international conferences, one in Brussels from September 29th to October 1st, the Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing and the other at Stanford University (California) from September 30th to October 2nd, the Conference of International Society…

Interview with Avi Roy on Bioviva’s experimental anti-aging gene technologies

2016-07-09 12:00

By Daria Khaltourina Q – Avi, some people, especially people new to biomedicine wonder what science is behind Bioviva’s gene technology which Liz Parrish tested, could you comment on this? A – Bioviva’s experimental gene therapy is based on solid research. So far, there have been thousands of papers published on telomerase gene therapy, and…

Eternal life, are we there yet? Didier Coeurnelle at TEDxULB

2016-07-02 12:00

Education of the general audience is one of four main activities of the ILA. This is why the representatives of the organization are using every opportunity to represent the idea at public events, to make people more informed about the present level of longevity technologies development and to help them become more familiar with the…

Longevity activists call to support the investigation of drugs against aging

2016-05-07 12:00

The International Longevity Alliance, a non-profit international organization with its headquarters in Paris, announces the launch of its crowdfunding campaign, in support of The Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP): an ambitious research project to investigate healthy longevity therapies in mice. The project aims to test a number of compounds and their combinations, that are expected…

International Longevity Alliance (ILA) – Annual Report for 2015

2016-03-15 12:27

2015 ORGANIZATIONAL REVIEW New Website In 2015, the International Longevity Alliance (ILA) made significant progress. A new website was constructed for organizational, membership and fundraising needs. The ILA now has an opportunity to provide technical support to ILA affiliated activist groups by providing subdomains compatible with supportive content management systems. As part of the upgraded…

Georgia Longevity Alliance joins ILA

2016-03-08 12:00

Georgia Longevity Alliance joined ILA as a registered non-profit organization in Georgia.  The group of dedicated longevity activists, which includes researchers and artists among other people, decided to register at its traditional meeting to celebrate longevity on October 1, 2015 the UN International Day of the Older Persons. The activists and interested people discussed strategies…

Destroying worn-out cells makes mice live longer Elegant experiment confirms that targeting senescent cells could treat age-related diseases

2016-02-04 12:00

Eliminating worn-out cells extends the healthy lives of lab mice — an indication that treatments aimed at killing off these cells, or blocking their effects, might also help to combat age-related diseases in humans. As animals age, cells that are no longer able to divide — called senescent cells — accrue all over their bodies,…

International Longevity Alliance Welcomes World Health Organization Turn Towards Research on Ageing

2016-01-16 12:00

By Paul Vincent & Steve Hill The World Health Organization has revised its Draft Global Strategy and Action Plan on Aging and Health after the consultation with a delegation of experts as well as an extensive online survey. Here we report on the developments of the consultation where some members of our parent organization the…

Major Mouse Testing Program Aims To Fast Track Regenerative Medicine

2016-01-09 12:00

“A significant problem with longevity research and testing in the past has been a lack of robust results. Small animal cohorts and questionable husbandry, combined with poor metrics or protocols, have lead to inconsistent or even conflicting results. In a field as poorly funded as longevity research currently is, we cannot afford to waste money…

Human Enhancement and the Law conference on 7/8th January 2016 (Oxford, UK)

2015-12-20 12:00

The increasing production and use of what can broadly be categorised as ‘human enhancement technologies’ is creating challenges for existing legal frameworks.  This conference and resulting special edition of the Journal of Law, Information and Science, will aim to identify the legal issues that arise as a result of these developments in human enhancement technologies.  During…

ILA Press release: Metformin, Zuckerberg and British citizens on the road to longevity

2015-12-07 12:00

On December 2nd, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized a five-year test of Metformin  on 3,000 people aged 60 and older. Metformin already allows a dramatic lengthening of life for diabetic patients. The objective of this revolutionary research is to check whether aging in “ordinary” elderly citizens is slowed down with this product (like…

Mark Zuckerberg: A letter to our daughter.

2015-12-05 12:00

Dear Max, Your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You’ve already given us a reason to reflect on the world we…

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

2015-12-03 12:00

Scientists believe the common diabetes drug metformin could hold the secret of long life and want to start a groundbreaking human trial in 2016. The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory. Scientists now believe that it is possible…

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