- Herbal Supplement Extends Life Span Under Some Environmental Conditions
April 16, 2015 Abstract Genetic studies indicate that aging is modulated by a great number of genetic pathways. We have used Drosophila longevity and stress assays to test a multipath intervention strategy. To carry out this strategy, we supplemented the flies with herbal extracts (SC100) that are predicted to modulate […]
- Adaptation, Aging, and Genomic Information
Aging is not simply an accumulation of damage or inappropriate higher-order signaling. Aging occurs because of the extensive absence of adaptive genomic information
- Evolution of ageing since Darwin
Evolutionary biology provides the only cogent, formally developed, and experimentally corroborated theory for biological ageing. In this essay, we supply a brisk run through the highlights of evolutionary research on the biology of ageing.
- Flying in the face of aging
December 16, 2013 The Methuselah fruit fly lives for about four months – four times longer than an ordinary fruit fly. They’re also more vigorous. “They beat up the other flies and take their women away,” said Gregory Benford, a retired UC Irvine physics professor. Benford, 72, is co-founder of […]
- AIs, Superflies, and the Path to Immortality
Interpretation of genetic data from fruit flies bred for longevity suggests the major culprit [behind poor health, disease and limited healthspan] may not be accumulated damage, or any particular mechanism, but rather the intersection of biological complexity with evolutionary adaptation By Ben Goertzel August 10, 2010 Excerpt from the August […]
- Live Longer With Evolution? Evidence May Lie in Fruit Flies
Through selective breeding, Dr. Rose was able to create a long-lived line of creatures he called Methuselah flies. He then put his research into reverse and developed flies with much shortened life spans.