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 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
Genescient Corporation and Kronos Science Laboratory will work together to analyze the Kronos Alzheimer’s Case-Control Database, considered to be the finest Alzheimer’s Disease genetic data set in the US. The companies hope to identify genes previously unrecognized genes that are involved in Alzheimer’s Disease.
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.
This Discover magazine article from 1992, discusses Methuselah genes.