Human Longevity

Can Young Blood Transfusions Cure Age-Related Diseases?

History is full of little ironies, like the fact that ZZ Top band member Frank Beard was the guy without a hillbilly beard or that the owner of Segway died by riding a Segway off a cliff. Another little twist is that the modern-day concept of young blood transfusions – siphoning blood off from the […]

9 Regenerative Medicine Companies for Living Longer

The desire to extend lifespan is as old as human civilization. The concept of an “elixir of life” that could confer immortality appeared in the Indian Vedas before 1000 BCE (and perhaps much earlier), and the search for it consumed alchemists for centuries, from ancient China and India to Medieval Europe. Unfortunately, many of the […]

An Intro to Cryogenic Freezing for Humans

The fountain of youth is something that’s been pursued by humanity for centuries. Billions upon billions of dollars are wasted every year by people who aren’t even trying to be younger, but to simply just appear younger. Imagine how much money people would spend to actually be younger and consequently live longer. While there are various motivations for […]

The 5 “Aging” Startups Backed by Longevity Fund

“Nothing is certain except death and taxes“, said Benjamin Franklin, and his words still hold true today. While there are ways to mitigate the effects of taxes like Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, death is coming and our days are numbered. It seems like quite the taboo topic that nobody wants to talk about. One nurse who […]

What is a Telomere and What do Telomeres Do?

We’ve talked before about companies that are looking at solving that pesky problem we all have which is that we eventually die. The problem is that even if we can avoid cancer and heart attacks, at some point we just die because we get too old. If you think about every single problem we’re trying […]

Life Extension Science – Live Forever and Don’t Pay Taxes

They say there are only two things in life you can’t avoid – taxes and death. For our U.S. readers, you can actually avoid taxes by staying out of the country for 335 days or more. It’s called a Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and it gives you about 100K in tax-free income every single year. You’re welcome. […]

Are Elysium’s Anti Aging Pills For Real?

It’s a strange society that we live in where we’re now willing to discuss just about anything out in the open, yet the topic of death is still a taboo one. We spend ridiculous amounts of money to try and delay the onset of aging and there is no price we won’t pay to maintain our […]

Dr. J. Craig Venter’s 2 Startup Companies

When you spend a great deal of time trying to understand disruptive technologies, you will find yourself humbled on a regular basis when you see just how many smart and accomplished people there are in the world. While the media idolizes some of the most vapid and uninspiring “talent” imaginable, many geniuses slide under the radar and may never be […]

There Won’t be a Calico IPO

About Calico It’s coming up on a year since we first wrote about Google’s anti-aging startup called Calico. Last year, Google announced their intentions to invest up to $750 million into Calico, a company looking to solve one of the most common afflictions known to man; that of aging. At the time of our first […]

Can Google’s Calico Develop a Cure for Death?

Google is an incredible company. Founded only 14 years ago, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is now the third-largest company in the world by market cap, and sits on a staggering amount of cash, over $58 billion, even more than Apple. Google’s balance sheet is so strong that on average, Google has acquired more than one company every […]