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Deep Impact: How Passion, Dedication & Good Science Revived a Life-Saving Drug

By Rich Soll, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx) This is the story of a scientist whose quick rise to successful entrepreneur was driven by the sheer dedication and passion to revive a shelved drug of profound effect that saves patients’ lives. Meet John...

Global Leader in Aging Research Pursues Multiple Strategies in Quest for Improving Health Span

Nir Barzilai, credited with identifying the first human longevity gene, wants to set the record straight when it comes to discussing his life’s work exploring the biology of aging: It’s not “anti-aging” research and he’s not trying to increase “life span.” With those linguistic ground...

AgeX Therapeutics Aims to Use “Immortal Cells” to Boost Human Healthspan

There is no shortage of approaches to slow or reverse the human aging process among biotechnology companies. However, AgeX Therapeutics’ CEO Dr. Michael West says increasing a person’s “healthspan” should also be included in anti-aging research. AgeX Therapeutics,  based in Alameda, Calif. (near San...

Understanding and Slowing the Human Aging Clock: Paving a Path Via Protein Stability

Dr. David Grainger, CEO of Methuselah Health based in Barbraham, Cambridge, U.K., is not shy about believing that contrary to past anti-aging research, protein stability, not DNA stability, is the key to understanding the clock of human aging. Methuselah Health is a drug discovery...

Harvard’s David Sinclair Treats Aging as a Disease and Plans to Launch a Clinical Trial to Prove It

Harvard University’s David Sinclair, world renowned for his anti-aging research, sees no limit on human life span and is collaborating on a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a new drug aimed at slowing the aging process.  “There is no maximum human life span,”...

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Cyclica CEO Naheed Kurji Says AI Could Create a New Paradigm...

Toronto-based Cyclica President and CEO Naheed Kurji acknowledges that artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology, but he contends it is not the “silver...