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Lifestyle Calculator Reveals How To Live 10 Years Longer
75-year-olds with healthy lifestyles are as likely to survive the next decade as those ten years’ younger who smoke and drink, a new study has found. Calculations for the first time disclose the chance of surviving for a decade - based on habits such as smoking, drinking, exercise and fruit consumption. 

The study of more than 16,000 people found that 75-year-old men with the worst lifestyle habits have just a 35 per cent chance of living another decade, while those odds soar to 67 per cent for healthy people, the same figure for others 10 years’ younger, with different lifestyles. For women, 75-year-olds who smoke, drink, eat little fruit and avoid exercise had a 45 per cent chance of living another decade - compared to 74 per cent for the healthiest women. Read more
Five Quick Reads
Google's Project To 'Cure Death,' Calico, Announces $1.5 Billion Research Center 
In the world according to Google, cars drive themselves, deliveries are dropped off by drones and eyeglasses double as computers. Also, people live forever.

On Wednesday, Calico, a Google-backed biotech company, said it would build a new Bay Area-based facility that will research diseases that afflict the elderly, such as neurodegeneration and cancer. The facility is being built in partnership with AbbVie, a Chicago-area pharmaceutical company, and the companies will together put up $1.5 Billion. Read more
'Remarkable' New Heart Drug Will Cut Deaths By 20%, And Could Be Available As Early As Next Year 

A new drug believed to cause a 20 per cent reduction in heart failure deaths could present a 'major advance' in treatment. The drug, LCZ696, helps improve blood flow in heart failure patients. During the 27 months of the study, Researchers found that LCZ696 is better than best current drug for preventing death from cardiovascular causes and for preventing hospitalisation for heart failure. The results were so striking that they decided to halt the trial. Read more
Aubrey de Grey: Technological Miniaturisation Could Increase Our Lifespans

According to Aubrey de Grey, the miniaturisation of technologies will eventually result in them dominating medical treatments, enabling us to live longer. He highlighted that in the long term non-biological solutions, which have already played a minor role in the medical world, will significantly influence medical treatments. However before this he believes there will be biological solutions that will make us healthier and as a side effect make us live longer. Read more
Living To 150: How Will Society Adapt?

If marriages routinely lasted 125 years, would you be more cautious in choosing a partner? What if the average age of retirement was 100 to 110? Advances in biomedical research and regenerative medicine are moving at breakneck speed, causing some scientists to predict lifespans of 150 years or longer. The big question is how society will cope with a much larger population of elderly citizens. Read more
Welcome To My Genome: George Church On Treating Diseases, Altering Bodies, And Growing Woolly Mammoths

George Church is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and the designer of the Personal Genome Project (PGP).  PGP is a grand experiment to help researchers explore the interactions between genetics, environment, behaviour and disease, with the ultimate goal of developing customised therapies for individuals. The PGP project expects to eventually enroll 100,000 subjects, and using this data we may be able to link genes to outcomes, whether deadly diseases or talents like singing. Read more
Upcoming Events
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 15, 2014, Oxford, UK - Big Data Science in Medicine (BDSM) 2014 - A free conference
 bringing together leading lights from artificial intelligence, biomedical science and regenerative medicine.

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.

With special thanks to Liz Parrish, Mallory McLaren, and Sven Bulterijs

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