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 Genescient Corp., a Fountain Valley […]
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 10, 2010 H+ Magazine Editor’s […]
Genescient Corporation, a California genomic-health biotechnology company, received $500,000 in new angel investment, to help commercialize the company’s technology and to fund further research.
Genescient study suggests that, when long-term effects are considered, two commonly ingested stimulants are not created equal. Caffeine consistently impaired mating success in Genescient’s experiments, as-well-as survival and female reproduction. Theobromine was benign.
Aging is not simply an accumulation of damage or inappropriate higher-order signaling. Aging occurs because of the extensive absence of adaptive genomic information