The Longevity Reporter: The Weekly Newsletter About Aging (subscribe to the newsletter)
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How And When We Die - Death Rates From The Major Diseases Of Aging
The five most prevalent cause of death are cancer, heart disease, diabetes, alzheimer's and lung disorders. Society currently funds extensive biomedical research trying to mitigate each of these diseases without much success. Unfortunately, we forget that these diseases have a common cause, and that cause is aging. As we grow older, our bodies accumulate damage that leads to the various diseases of aging. Read more and explore the infographic
Five Quick Reads
$1 Million Prize Offered In Scientific Contest To Find Fountain Of Youth

Joon Yun, a radiologist who heads Palo Alto Investors, has created the Palo Alto Longevity Prize as a way to urge researchers to “hack the aging code.”  He has has enlisted nearly a dozen teams of scientists in a 21st-century hunt for the fountain of youth. And he has set a $1 million cash prize for the winners. Read more
Apple's HealthKit Will Join Medical Trials

Apple's HealthKit, which enables health-related apps to share data with doctors, will be used in medical trials at two universities, according to a new report. Stanford and Duke will use the new platform to track blood-sugar levels, blood pressure, weight, and other health measurements. Read more
Immortality, Sponsored By Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin And Yuri Milner

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sergey Brin of Google and venture capitalist Yuri Milner setup Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation to award $3 million to eleven scientists who are coming up with new ways of extending human life and curing diseases. Read more
MetaMed Wants To Give Your Doctor A Shot Of Artificial Intelligence

People suffer from the delusion that wealthy people get decent medical care and everyone else is left out in the cold,” says Michael Vassar. “The reality is that really smart scientists and doctors get good healthcare and everyone else is left out in the cold.” Vassar, who’s done work in nano­scale physics and artificial intelligence, is explaining how he plan to bring the rest of us smart and effective healthcare. Read more
How To Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using To "Cure" Death

It's not just about anti-aging. "Longevity" is the new buzzword as Hollywood embraces all sorts of technology, from an altitude machine favored by tennis star Novak Djokovic to L.A.'s hot new treatment: the very deep freeze. Read more
Upcoming Events
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 25, 2014, Palo Alto, California - Telomeres in Cancer and Tissue Regeneration - A talk by Professor Steve Artandi

September 27, 2014, London, UK - The New Future of Old Age - Could we radically postpone old age? A symposium featuring leading speakers

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.

With special thanks to Sven Bulterijs 

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