• Can we outface ageing? by Áilín Quinlan on Saturday, January 24, 2015 via Irish Examiner

    "New scientific research on healing the body from within, may revolutionise the way we age, says Áilín Quinlan.

    YOUTH may be wasted on the young, but it’s the holy grail for the ageing affluent. No longer willing to undergo an invasive nip-and-tuck, informed women are looking to the latest developments in science, which take an inside-out approach to ageing.

    There’s a booming market in sophisticated anti-ageing procedures and products. Last year, the global market was worth €193bn. By 2018, that’s scheduled to be €280bn.

    The research is being driven by some of the best scientific and business brains."

  • Gene that destroys unhealthy cells found to extend the life of flies by 60 per cent by Richard Gray on Friday, January 16, 2015 via The Daily Mail

    "Scientists may have hit upon a new way of extending the lifespan of living organisms - by activating a gene that destroys unhealthy cells. Researchers at the University of Bern found they were able to help flies live up to 60% longer by increasing the activity of a gene that targets damaged cells. If this could be transferred to humans, it could extend the average lifespan of people in developed countries like the US and the UK to beyond 120 years old."

  • Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’ by Zoë Corbyn on Sunday, January 11, 2015 via The Guardian

    "Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications."

  • Could a 200-year-old whale offer clues to help humans live longer? by Michael Casey on Monday, January 5, 2015 via CBS News

    Joao Pedro de Magalhaes and his team at the University of Liverpool sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale, the longest living mammal on earth. The team wanted to understand why they live so long and don't succumb to some of the same illnesses as humans do earlier in life.

    Aubrey de Grey, the SENS Research Foundation's chief science officer and one of the leading voices on extending human life, said the "biology of aging badly needs studies like this."

    "The field was revolutionised over 20 years ago when mutations were discovered that greatly postpone aging by emulating the metabolic response to famine, but that avenue has not delivered as much medical progress as hoped, and many of us are now pessimistic that it ever will," de Grey said. "Therefore, it is of high priority to look in other ways for simple genetic variations that underlie differences in longevity, and the approach taken by (co-author Michael) Keane et al. is among the most promising."

  • From SENS Research Foundation: Bold Leaps Forward for α-Synuclein Immunotherapy by Augustus Van Dusen on Monday, December 15, 2014 via Thinking Machine Blog

    Bold Leaps Forward for α-Synuclein Immunotherapy” is an extensive review of efforts to recruit the immune system to clear “Lewy bodies (LB) and other intracellular α-synuclein (AS) aggregates” from the brain...

  • Q & A with SENS Research Foundation President, CEO and Co-Founder Michael Kope on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 via Healthspan Campaign

    SENS Research Foundation is a partner of the Alliance for Aging Research's Healthspan Campaign. In this interview, SRF CEO Mike Kope discusses the Foundation's work and its implications for healthy human lifespans.

  • The Big Breakthrough in Rejuvenative Medicine by David Weber on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 via Hospitals & Health Networks

    "Newly targeted immune therapies soon may enable clinicians to treat very large patient populations to whom they've had very little to offer before. But researchers can envision even more breathtaking advances in personalized care."

  • Do you really want to live to 1,000? on Monday, November 10, 2014 via NBC News

    "Aubrey de Grey, SENS Foundation co-founder, provides insight into regenerative medicine and longevity benefits." Short interview on CNBC.

  • About time: The Imagine Science Film Festival brings science to the people by Danielle Wiener-Bronner on Sunday, October 19, 2014 via Fusion

    "ISFF seems to embrace aging as a sub-theme of the festival itself. This year’s kickoff event featured a discussion of the science of art and time by a number of panelists, including Dr. Aubrey de Grey — the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, which is working to find a solution to aging. De Grey, who has called the mainstream attitude towards getting old a “pro-aging trance,” was joined by Rachel Sussman, a visual artist whose most recent project is a vast photo essay of the world’s oldest living organisms."

  • The Story of Aubrey de Grey and How the Study of Aging Became Mainstream by Ayanna Monteverdi on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 via Mendelspod

    "Gerontology, or the study of aging, was a “backwater” science when Aubrey de Grey began his career. Today there are well financed companies with the word "longevity" in the name (i.e., Craig Venter’s latest project).

    Today we bring you the story of Aubrey de Grey—scientist, author, provocateur—and how he became one of the world’s leading gerontologists. Currently CSO of the SENS Research Foundation, Aubrey tells how he went from working in artificial intelligence to the leader of a new movement in biology. Thrilled that the research community has “come to him,” Aubrey finishes the interview by explaining some of the challenges he faces today."