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The Longevity Reporter: The Weekly Newsletter About Aging (subscribe to the newsletter)
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A Beautiful Death - How We Want To Die

At the Longevity Reporter we discuss the latest research and cutting edge technology that may soon ‘end aging.’ Unfortunately, these advances in medicine are not yet available to help people. Every day more than 100,000 people die from aging-related diseases -- and many more have no choice but to come to terms with their imminent demise. 

In this article Consumer Reports’ surveyed  2,015 Americans to find how they would want to die. The article also highlights how 86 year old Paul Schieier dealt with the return of his cancer, and how he faced the end on his own terms. Read more

Five Quick Reads

Google’s Newest Search: Cancer Cells

In this Wall Street Journal interview, Google X team discusses the company's latest project to design tiny magnetic particles to patrol the human body for signs of cancer and other diseases. Read more

How Calico, InSilico Medicine And Human Longevity Inc. Are Betting On Big Data To Beat Aging

The number of people across the world over 65 years old will triple by 2050, totaling approximately 1.5 billion. This will lead to unprecedented increases in the rate of diseases of 'old' age, including Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and Alzheimer's. Now, Google's Calico, AbbVie, Human Longevity, Inc., and Celgene, with help from InSilico Medicine, are stepping up to tackle and prevent these diseases of aging. This in-depth Seeking Alpha article describes how these companies plan to helps us all maintain our health as we grow old. Read more

Watch What Happens To Your Body When You Die: The Chemistry Of Death 

Even after you depart, there's a lot of chemistry that still goes on inside you. The folks at Reactions teamed up with mortician and author Caitlin Doughty to demystify death and talk about what happens postmortem. Watch the video
Autodesk Is Able To 3D Print Viruses, Soon To Attack Cancer Cells

Autodesk’s genetic engineer Andrew Hessel is working to fight cancer on a new level: a personalized, affordable means, using 3D printed oncolytic viruses, which literally break cancer cells apart. He makes fighting cancer sound very simple with the idea of viral engineering, which encompasses using software to design and make viruses — and 3D printing hardware to print them. Obviously, there is quite a body of research and intricate work that goes into making that a reality. Read more
DARPA’s Tiny Implant Could Give People Self-Healing Powers

The implant ElectRx (pronounced “electrics”) program -- would “fundamentally change the manner in which doctors diagnose, monitor and treat injury and illness,” DARPA program manager Doug Weber said in a written statement. “Instead of relying only on medication […] we envision a closed-loop system that would work in concept like a tiny, intelligent pacemaker," Weber continued. "It would continually assess conditions and provide stimulus patterns tailored to help maintain healthy organ function, helping patients get healthy and stay healthy using their body’s own systems." Read more
Upcoming Events
November 1-2, 2014, Beijing, China - 2014 International Conference on Aging and Disease (ICAD 2014)

November 5-9, 2014, Washington DC - Gerontological Society of America (GSA): 67th Annual Scientific Meeting

November 20-22, 2014, Paris, France - TransVision 2014 - 1st International Symposium on transhumanism in France
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This newsletter was created and edited by Avi Roy.

Edited by Mallory E. McLaren

Special thanks to Liz Parrish, Didier Coeurnelle, and Sven Bulterijs

 

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