Hormesis, a dialing issue: some stress makes us healhtier

March 21, 2013

http://www.anti-agingfirewalls.com/2013/03/19/multifactorial-hormesis-ii-powerpoint-presentation/

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Excerpts from This Old Body

March 6, 2013

Here is a sneak preview of some excerpts from “This Old Body”, a new series on aging by Robert Kane Pappas

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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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Thoughts on the Aubrey de Grey/Colin Blakemore Debate

May 15, 2012

By Robert Kane Pappas
On April 25th, Aubrey de Grey participated in a debate with Professor Colin Blakemore – neuroscientist and ex-head of the Medical Research Council, UK’s largest funding body for bio medical research – at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre. The debate’s title was: “Resolved this house wants to defeat aging entirely” and was to [...]

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Screening of To Age or Not to Age in Las Vegas

April 24, 2012

A thirty minute version of  TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE will be screened at the Hawaii Institute of Molecular Education’s symposium on Cell Signaling, Inflamation and Aging in Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 5th at 10:15 am.  The symposium takes place over two days (Tuesday, June 5th and Wednesday, June 6th) at the Trump [...]

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The Aging Tree

March 2, 2012

By Robert Kane Pappas
“The Low Hanging Fruit” 
When discussing aging interventions – slowing down the aging process – note that there are causal relationships between aging, age related diseases, health span and lifespan. 
To make a further distinction, the pace of the application of various breakthroughs can be broken down into a second hierarchy: think of it [...]

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The Big Why

February 25, 2012

by Robert Kane Pappas
 
I could probably find the script – lying somewhere down here in my basement office, the dungeon where I have been making films for a long time.  But the place is swamped with them so I’m not going to look.  I’ll just try to remember what I can. 
Cat Colvin, a woman I [...]

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The Three Legged Chair

February 8, 2012

an essay by Robert Kane Pappas
The political flap over the prominent and well-funded breast cancer advocacy group -Susan G. Komen for the Cure – cutting off financing for screenings at Planned Parenthood – was spoken about largely on a political Left/Right basis.  
In her New York Times essay on February 7th, Susan Love, M.D. poses [...]

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