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  1. Silicon Valley continues the Quest - The age blood test looks interesting. https://pharmaphorum.com/news/billionaire-jim-mellon-invests-ai-project-tackle-ageing/ Billionaire biotechnology investor Jim Mellon has unveiled an investment in an ambitious new venture which seeks to tackle ageing and age-related diseases. Insilico Medicine is a big data analytics company which says its mission is to ‘extend healthy longevity’ paper demonstrating the ability to predict the chronological age of the patient using a simple blood test was published in Aging, which the company says became the second most popular paper in the journal’s history. Link to download paper on this page http://www.aging-us.com/article/100968 However the company can be accused of indulging in ‘quackery’ by collaborating on a new diet supplement Ageless Cell marketed by another company, LifeExtension. They claim Ageless Cell – costing $27.00 for four bottles – can help ‘combat aging’, but as a diet supplement, the product doesn’t require the same evidence based required by the FDA for prescription medicines.
  2. Here is a link to a front page newspaper article about our last Tucson (2006) conference. http://tinyurl.com/CRSITucson2006
  3. David Stern

    CR in the media

    How Long Will It Be Before You Can Get an Anti-Aging Pill? http://tinyurl.com/no6vjz8 "Despite widespread acceptance, scientists do not yet know if long-term calorie restriction is nutritionally safe or effective in humans. Although encouraging in lab animal models, calorie restriction doesn’t seem to have the same life extending benefit in non-lab, or wild, mice. Studies in nonhuman primates and humans are under way, but it will be years until we know the results." It seems to me that we already have very good evidence that CR with a good attempt to get "optimal nutrition" will extend healthspan and lifespan. Even if most or all of the benefit comes from reducing the probability of diseases, who cares. The average person will have to practice CR just to get to a healthy mid range bmi of say 22. David
  4. David Stern

    CR in the media

    The Latest In Anti-Aging Research: The Power Of The Toxins In Vegetables They talked a lot about calorie restriction - I think more than they discussed the good "toxins in vegetables" (and fruits) http://tinyurl.com/od4myej Questions after show. Much much shorter to read but I did like the (long) show above. http://tinyurl.com/qbvrwhh David
  5. David Stern

    next conference in 2013?

    CRVIII 2013 CR Society Conference The next CR Society conference will be held at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato California June 5 - 8, 2013. http://www.buckinstitute.org/about <http://www.buckinstitute.org/about> This conference will mark the 10-year anniversary of the founding of the CR Society as a non profit organization at CR II which was held in Madison Wisconsin June 5 - 8 2003. The topics will include: CR and Cancer, CR Primate Studies, Biological Clocks and Physical Activity, Stem cell/senescence/rejuvenation. This will be a very special opportunity to interact with CR comrades and researchers at the Buck Institute and to see and tour the Buck Institute - not to be missed! Two tours will be offered. 1. The Buck Institutes's docent-led Institute tour "Tour participants will: Explore the biological mysteries of aging; Experience the architecture of I.M. Pei; and Discover what scientists are learning about Alzheimer's, cancer, stroke and other age-related diseases" http://www.buckinstitute.org/tours 2. A special tour of the Kapahi Lab (possibly more) led by Dr. Pankaj Kapahi, leading researcher and conference speaker. "Dr. Kapahi looks for clues to longevity. His work confirms the finding that diet plays a major role in aging, and age-related diseases. The Kapahi lab explores molecular mechanisms in a search for strategies to extend healthy lifespan in people." http://www.buckinstitute.org/kapahilab The Kapahi Lab tour will be offered at two times, but each will have to be limited to the first 20 to sign up during the conference registration process.......... Scientists Speakers (a work in progress) Pankaj Kapahi (Buck Institute) Simon Melov (Buck Institute) Remi-Martin Laberge (Buck Institute) Deepak Lamba (Buck Institute) Heinrich Jasper (Buck Institute) Joseph Dhahbi (University of California, Riverside) Danica Chen (University of California, Berkeley) Rozalyn Anderson (University of Wisconsin) Thomas Seyfried (Boston College) Gary Taubes Satchin Panda (Salk Institute) Rafael de Cabo (NIH/NIA) Hotel The Conference hotel is The Best Western PLUS, Novato Oaks Inn. Please call 415-883-4400 and ask for the "CR Society" group block at $129/night (plus tax) Refrigerator in every room. more info on website Plan your return air for late Saturday or mid/late Sunday if you want to attend Nick's farm tour. Included in your registration fee: There will be a welcome reception Wednesday late afternoon, early evening with organic fruit and vegetable trays from Whole Foods There will be a farewell gathering at the Buck Institute as the conference ends early Saturday afternoon also with organic fruit and vegetable trays from Whole Foods While the Conference will end Saturday early afternoon, we will be offering an optional visit/tour to :<http://www.swallowvalleyfarm.com/> This farm is the latest project of Nick Colby, professor emeritus of anthropology UC Irvine and former CR Society Board member. Here are links to a video of Nick speaking at CRVII in October 2011 Part 1 < Part 2 < > Meet Nick and tour the farm Saturday afternoon and early evening. So, you can plan your return air for late Saturday or mid Sunday. Meals There will be banquet style lunches on Thursday and Friday at the Buck Institute The lunches are are $45 for one or $75 for both. The early bird registration fee will be $280 for paid CR Society members and $325 for non members. After April 20, the fee will increase to $295 for members and $340 for non-members. An accompanying spouse can register for $100 less than the member rate. To register online, go to http://www.crsociety.org/science/conference/CR_008a Looking forward to meeting with you all in June. Best Regards, Robert Krikorian David Stern
  6. David Stern

    next conference in 2013?

    Hi James, The next conference will be Wednesday June 5 through Saturday June 8 2013 at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato California. We plan to have a welcome reception on Wednesday afternoon/evening at the conference hotel as attendees arrive. The agenda is still a work in progress, but.... The main program at the Buck Institute will be 8:45am - 5:00pm on Thursday and Friday, and 8:45am to about 1:00pm on Saturday. There will be an optional banquet lunch on Thursday and Friday and an optional dinner near the hotel on Thursday evening. We will schedule a tour of the Buck Institute Thursday morning for everyone interested and a special tour of one (possibly more ) research lab for the first about 40 who sign up. Saturday afternoon there will be some optional activities. We hope to have more details and the registration page available very soon. David