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Stephen Austad

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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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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OPENING IN NYC ON JULY 16TH

May 10, 2010

 
TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE opens in New York City on July 16th at the Village East Cinema,  181-189 Second Avenue (at 12th Street). 
Show times for July 16th through July 22nd are as follows:  11:00 am,  1:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 10:15 pm.
On Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th, [...]

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SHAKESPEARE AND THE LIFESPAN OF CLAMS

May 5, 2010

In the following clip from TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE, Dr. Steven Austad (the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, San Antonio) makes the connection between Shakespeare, an Icelandic quahog clam and the title of our film.
Dr. Austad’s lab examines the great mystery of why some species live shorter lives while others live [...]

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PROMISING RESULTS IN RAPAMYCIN STUDY ON OLDER MICE

March 15, 2010

Followers of To Age Or Not To Age may be interested in this study on the effect of rapamycin (a compound found in bacteria from Easter Island) on elderly mice, which was reported in an article by Brandon Keim, Cancer Drug Delays Aging in Mice, originally published in Wired on July 8, 2009.
According to the article,
“the study provides [...]

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