New Wireless Charging Bionic Heart

“More than 50 years ago, a doctor implanted the first mechanical heart pump, also known as a ventricular assist device (VAD), in the chest of a patient whose heart couldn’t pump blood on its own. Since then, the devices have saved countless lives, including that of Ismail Tursunov.” Read more:

Nanopore Sequencing Detects AntiBiotic Resistance

“More than 700,000 people around the world die from antibiotic-resistant infections annually, translating to 1,900 deaths per day. One of the most significant antibiotic resistance threats is carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative organisms (CRO). This presentation will review methods for which Nanopore sequencing and real-time antimicrobial resistance gene analysis can help to address the threat of CRO as […]

Cannabis in Teens Linked to Depression in Young Adults

“Researchers from McGill University and the University of Oxford carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of the best existing evidence and analysed 23,317 individuals (from 11 international studies) to see whether use of cannabis in young people is associated with depression, anxiety and suicidality in early adulthood. They found that cannabis use among adolescents […]

Futurist Conference in Nigeria: Bridging the Divide

Nigeria ICT Fest: Bridging the Digital Divide Dates: December 1-3, 2016 The Nigeria ICT Fest is a futurist conference in Nigeria whose purpose is to bridge the digital divide between Nigeria and the developed world, and is currently seeking partners, collaborators and sponsors. This is an interview with the Conference Lead Organizer Agbolade Omowole. ——————————————————————————————— […]

The MMTP introduces Professor Judith Campisi, of the Buck Institute.

Judith Campisi got her B.A. in Chemistry in 1974 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1979 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School in 1982. She initially joined the Boston University Medical School, and moved onto the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a […]

The Major Mouse Testing Program

The Major Mouse Testing Program Overview What is the MMTP? The MMTP is an ambitious project, designed to radically speed up the rate of progress in the field of regenerative medicine and aging research. The project is the brainchild of our parent organisation, The International Longevity Alliance, a nonprofit foundation for science advocacy and research. […]

Antioxidants and Their Role in Aging: Myths and Misconceptions

Author: Adam Alonzi Whether dietary antioxidants can substantially improve health, delay senescence, and protect us from premature death is an important question for researchers and health enthusiasts alike. While supplementation with certain molecules is known to increase the average lifespans of laboratory animals and mitigate common mortality risks in humans, most do not increase the […]