Laura Deming

Laura Deming is an American scientist and venture capitalist . Her work focuses on life extension , and using biological research to reduce or reverse the effects of aging . Continue Reading


Cryonics (from Greek κρύος kryos meaning ‘cold’) is the low-temperature preservation (usually at -196 ° C ) of people Who can not be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the Hope that resuscitation and restoration to full health May be feasible in the far future. [1] Cryopreservation of humans is not reversible with present technology; cryonicists hope that medical advances will someday allow cryopreserved people to be revived. [2] Continue Reading

Chinese alchemical elixir poisoning

In Chinese alchemy , elixir poisoning refers to the toxic effects of elixirs of immortality that contain metals and minerals such as mercury and arsenic . The official Twenty-Four Histories record Numerous Chinese emperors , nobles , and Officials Who ironically died from Taking elixirs in order to Their prolonged lifespans. The first emperor to die from poisoning elixir Was Likely Qin Shi Huang (d. 210 BCE) and the last Was Yongzheng (d. 1735). Despite common knowledge that immortality potions could be deadly , fangshiand Daoist alchemists continued the elixir-making practice for two millennia. Continue Reading

Calorie restriction

Calorie restriction , or caloric restriction , or dietary restriction , is a dietary regimen that reduces calorie intake without incurring malnutrition or a reduction in essential nutrients . “Reduce” can be defined relative to the subject of the prior intake before intentionally restricting calories, or relative to an average person of similar body type. Continue Reading

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences is a monetary award by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan of Facebook ; Sergey Brin of Google ; entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner ; and Anne Wojcicki , one of the founders of the 23andMe genetics company . The Chairman of the Board is Arthur D. Levinson of Apple . [1] Continue Reading

Blue Zone

Blue Zones is an anthropological concept that describes the characteristic lifestyles and the environments of the world’s longest-lived people. The term Appeared first year as international concept in the November 2005 National Geographic magazine cover story “The Secrets of a Long Life” [1] by Dan Buettner . Buettner identified five geographic areas where people live statistically longest: Okinawa ( Japan ); Sardinia ( Italy ); Nicoya ( Costa Rica ); Icaria ( Greece ) and among the Seventh-day Adventists inLoma Linda, California . He offers an explanation, based on empirical data and first hand observations, as to why these populations live healthier and longer lives. Continue Reading

Bigu (grain avoidance)

Bigu ( simplified Chinese :辟谷 ; traditional Chinese :辟穀 ; pinyin : bìgǔ ; Wade-Giles : pi-ku , literally: “Avoiding grains”) is a Daoist fasting technical associated with Achieving xian“transcendence; immortality”. Grain avoidance is related to multifaceted Chinese cultural beliefs. For instance, bigu fasting was the common medical cure for expelling the sanshi三 尸 “Three Corpses”, the malevolent, grain-eating spirits that live in the human body (along with the hunsouls), report their host sins to heaven every 60 days, and carry out punishments of sickness and early death. Avoiding “grains” has been a variety of foodstuffs ( food grain , cereal , the Five Grains , wugu , or staple food ), or not eating any food ( inedia , breatharianism , or aerophagia ). In the historical context of traditional Chinese culture, qui Within the concept of biguIt has been developed with great importance in the life of the world and is of importance in sustaining human life, exemplified in various myths and legends of ancient China. The concept of bigu developed in this tradition, and within the context of Daoist philosophy . Continue Reading


The Baopuzi ( Chinese : pin子 ; pinyin : Bàopǔzǐ ; Wade-Giles : Pao-p’u-tzu ; literally: “[Book of the] Master Who Embraces Simplicity”), written by the Jin dynasty scholar Ge Hong葛洪(283-343), is divided into esoteric Neipian內 篇 “Inner Chapters” and exoteric Waipian 外 篇 “Outer Chapters”. The Daoist Inner Chapters discusses these topics for ” xian ” immortality; transcendence “, Chinese alchemy , elixirs, and demonology. The ConfucianistOuter Chapters discuss Chinese literature , Legalism , Politics, and Society. Continue Reading

Anti-aging movement

The anti-aging movement is a social movement devoted to eliminating or reversing aging , or reducing the effects of it. [1] [2] A substantial portion of the attention of the movement is on the possibilities for life extension , but there is also interest in techniques such as cosmetic surgery which ameliorates the effects of aging rather than delay or defeat it. [3] Continue Reading

Outline of life extension

Life extension – study of slowing down or reversing the processes of aging to the maximum and the average lifespan . Also known as anti-aging medicine , experimental gerontology , and biomedical gerontology . Continue Reading