From the monthly archives:

June 2012

Stem Cell News

June 13, 2012

A Japanese scientist, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, received an award for successfully reprogramming human adult skin cells into embryonic stem cells.  These cells can differentiate into any cell type in the body. They are called iSPs (induced pluripotent stem cells).  This research is proceeding in many labs around the world, and importantly, avoids the political controversy [...]

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Musings on Epigenetics

June 7, 2012

The traditional evolutionary view of aging is that evolution cares to keep animals healthy through breeding and then through early offspring-raising age, but after that does not care as much about health.  Since lifespans and healthspans have increased by some 30 years over two centuries in the West,  people now live to more than double [...]

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SCREENING UPDATE — FREE WEBCAST

June 4, 2012

Robert Kane Pappas’ 30 minute pilot for his new series on Aging Science: The New Fountains of Youth (based on his feature documentary To Age or Not To Age) will be screened and webcast LIVE on Tuesday, June 5th at 10:15 am Pacific time (1:15 pm Eastern time), in Las Vegas, at the Hawaii Institute of [...]

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