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Snake Oil Supplement? Scientific Evidence For Popular Nutritional Supplements
Recent studies have shown that many vitamins and supplements do little for our health and are a waste of money. This chart by David McCandless based on hundreds of scientific studies will make it abundantly clear how true that is.

See the interactive version of the chart
Five Quick Reads
Young Blood To Be Used In Ultimate Rejuvenation Trial 

In California, people with Alzheimer’s will be given transfusions of young blood to see if improves their cognition – there's good reason to hope it might. The scientists behind the experiment have evidence on their side. Work in animals has shown that a transfusion of young mouse blood can improve cognition and the health of several organs in older mice. It could even make those animals look younger. The ramifications for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries could be huge if the same thing happens in people. Read more
Clinical Trials Of 'Quack Alternative Medicines Should Be Stopped Because They Are Damaging And A Waste Of Money

Some types of alternative medicine, such as homeopathy and Reiki, should not be tested in clinical trials anymore because the therapies are not grounded in science, and studying them is like testing whether magic works, some researchers argue. In a new paper, Dr. David Gorski, of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Dr. Steven Novella of Yale University, say that studies on these unscientific practices are a waste of already limited resources. Read more 
Why Are You Not Dead Yet?

The most important difference between the world today and 150 years ago isn't airplane flight or nuclear weapons or the Internet. It’s lifespan. We used to live 35 or 40 years on average in the United States, but now we live almost 80. We used to get one life. Now we get two. Read more
The Aging Of America: It's A Healthspan Imperative

The Healthspan Imperative looks at our country’s next great priority: solving the challenges brought about by the aging of the American population. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning television show host Martha Stewart, it features exclusive interviews from leading scientists and aging research experts. The Healthspan Imperative explores the challenges created by the longevity revolution. The potential of aging research to turn back the clock, not to make us older for a longer time, but so we might enjoy more years of healthy vigorous life. Watch the video
No, Extreme Human Longevity Won't Destroy the Planet

It’s only a matter of time before humanity solves the aging problem. And resistance to radical life extension has already begun, driven by fears of overpopulation and the exhaustion of our planet's resources. In this article, the author provides a detailed thesis explaining why the critics are wrong. Read more
Upcoming Events
September 5-7, 2014, Paris, France - Society for Free Radical Research - Europe 2014 - "Free Radicals: insights in signaling and adaptive homeostasis."

September 8-9, 2014, Jena, Germany - Workshop - Systems Biology of Ageing - The workshop will bring together bench scientists and modellers interested in systems biology of ageing.

September 20-21, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts - Healthy Aging Therapeutics Symposium at Harvard Medical School

September 23-25, 2014, Basel, Switzerland - International Symposium on Geroprotectors: Practical applications of Aging Research for Drug Discovery: Europe’s leading event for Drug Discovery and Life Sciences Research

September 29 - October 3, 2014, New York, USA - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Aging - "Molecular Genetics of Aging" 

October 1, 2014, Global - Promoting longevity research on the 1st of October, the UN International Day of Older Persons

October 1-3, 2014, Brussels, Belgium - Second Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA)
- A biannual conference that highlights the cutting-edge in the field of biogerontology, while facilitating a unique opportunity for researchers and advocates from around the world to meet.
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This newsletter was created and edited by Avi Roy.

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