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The Longevity Reporter: The Weekly Newsletter About Aging (subscribe to the newsletter)
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Living Longer: Evidence of Abundance
Nothing matters more than your health. Healthy living is priceless. What millionaire wouldn't pay dearly for an extra 10 or 20 years of healthy aging? That's why one of the most important indicators of abundance today is the massive global increase in life expectancy.

- In 1820, the average lifespan was just 26 years. Twenty-six years! 
- In 1900, it only marginally improved to 31 years old.
- In 2010, the global average doubled to 67 years, and today in the U.S. (2014), it comes in at just over 80 years old.

Explore the infographic and read about Peter Diamandis’ project to improve lifespan for all.

 
Five Quick Reads
Peter Thiel: The Billionaire Tech Entrepreneur On A Mission To Cheat Death

Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was the first outside investor in Facebook, is probably the most successful – and certainly the most interesting – venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. He lists among his passions chess, the works of Tolkien and ‘intellectual conversations with friends’. And what he calls ‘the problem of death.' Thiel is on a mission to change the world through technology – and to find a cure for death. Read more
 
A History Of Life-Extensionism In The Twentieth Century (New Book)

Dr. Ilia Stambler’s excellent book explores the history of life-extensionism in the 20th century. The term life-extensionism is meant to describe an ideological system professing that radical life extension (far beyond the present life expectancy) is desirable on ethical grounds and is possible to achieve through conscious scientific efforts. This work examines major lines of life-extensionist thought, in chronological order, over the course of the 20th century, while focusing on central seminal works representative of each trend and period. The book was highly reviewed by several prominent figures in aging and longevity research. Read more and buy a copy here
 
After Long Delays, Radical Nanopore DNA Sequencer Finally Arrives

One day in 1989, biophysicist David Deamer pulled his car off California’s Interstate 5 to hurriedly scribble down an idea. In a mental flash, he had pictured a strand of DNA threading its way through a microscopic pore. Grabbing a pen and a yellow pad, he sketched out a radical new way to study the molecule of life.

Twenty-five years later, the idea is now being commercialized as a gene sequencing machine that’s no larger than a smartphone, and whose effects might eventually be similarly transformative. Read more
The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike Fuelband, FitBit Flex, and the countless other fitness bands already available. With a rising number of wearables hitting the shelves, you’d better know what information is vital and how to make the most of it. Read more 
 
Why I Hope To Die At 75

Ezekiel Emanuel, is the director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and heads the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In this long-winded essay, Dr Emanuel argues that that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly, and we live no longer past 75 years of age. He highlights that most innovative nobel prize winning ideas are achieved before ones 50th birthday. And, by the time one has reached 75 years of age they will have lived a complete life, and the only thing waiting for them beyond that point is disability and despair due to diseases of aging. Read more
 
Upcoming Events
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.

October 7-8, 2014, La Jolla, California - Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa: 4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Partnering Forum

October 9, 2014, La Jolla, California - Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa9th Annual Scientific Symposium


October 16-18, 2014, Seville, Spain9th European Congress on Biogerontology: International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

October 16-19, 2014, San Antonio, Texas - 2014 San Antonio Nathan Shock Center Conference on Aging: “The Microbiome in Aging and Age-related Disease

November 5-9, 2014, Washington DC - Gerontological Society of America (GSA): 67th Annual Scientific Meeting
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This newsletter was created and edited by Avi Roy.

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