From the monthly archives:

March 2011

The Epigenetic Regulation of Telomeres

March 28, 2011

This blog entry focuses on a specific aspect of telomere biology, the epigenetic regulation of telomeres as mediated by TERRA, a recently-discovered RNA. Most popular discussions related to telomeres and telomerase are still based on simplistic earlier models of telomerase biology which do not take TERRA into account. So are the increasingly-popular commercial approaches to [...]

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Aging and Disease — a comment by Robert Kane Pappas

March 15, 2011

Last week, Vince Giuliano wrote a probing blog about aging and disease, which can be found on this site and on agingsciences.com.  I contributed a video clip. One of his underlying points is that a disease which is cured by stimulating one of these regulator genes — for instance SIRT1 or mTOR –- will likely [...]

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Aging and Diseases — Video Blog

March 12, 2011

Everyone knows that old age can lead to many diseases and problems.  And sooner or later one of those diseases or problems will kill everybody.    But, what exactly is the relationship of aging to diseases?  The question leads to surprisingly interesting answers.
First, please have a look at this video for opinions of some prominent scientists:

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The Power Hour With Joyce Riley

March 9, 2011

This morning, Wednesday, March 9th, filmmaker Robert Kane Pappas was the featured guest of Joyce Riley on the Power Hour with Joyce Riley, a syndicated radio program available nationally and internationally.   Robert was joined by fellow collaborator, Vince Guiliano, for a lively two-hour discussion on longevity sciences and their implications. 
The audio from the program is attached here commercial-free [...]

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Evolution and the Prospects for Much Longer Lifespans –Video Blog

March 2, 2011

A previous video blog entry has the message that we are already evolving to live longer.  But, does evolution set a limit on our lifespans, pre-ordain when we will die so to speak? Please see these videos for views of a few key longevity scientists.  And then I will weigh in with my own opinions.

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Robert Kane Pappas on the Power Hour With Joyce Riley

March 1, 2011

On Wednesday, March 9th at 9 am Eastern Time, Director, Robert Kane Pappas, will appear as a guest of Joyce Riley on the Power Hour with Joyce Riley.  Pappas will discuss his film, TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE.  Following a discussion of the film, the lines will be open to callers both nationally and [...]

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