sorry to give so many compliments in a single thread, but reading it and your web site from time to time it is clear that you are, judge and talk like a queen/a president of the biomedical revolution of long term health towards negligeable ageing. I wish some rich donator can provide you sufficient financial comfort for you to drive such a movement on a full time basis!
I am truly impressed by your very calibrated sense of both science (very good selection of articles, very impressive choice of answers) and society processes (what are the interactions, what is needed) in the field.
Lyle Dennis, on 10 August 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:
Right now medicine is disease-centered (...) I think there needs to be a separate arm of research solely focused on specifically blocking aging.
If I were president I would create 3 huge lines of facilities thoughout the country: a huge line of semi-fondamental research labs against aging, a huge line of mouse/other_animal lifespan testings next to it, a huge line of medical centers
next to it where people would be followed/ advized and treated towards long-term-health. Transversal longevity-science analysts (you would be one of them, or the top of them) would constantly visit all the lines and constitute synergenistic ideas to be discussed to the right persons of those chains. People's health actions would be fully connected to a non-nominative database (clinical trial of the size of the population) analyzed by statisticians to derive new long-term-knowledge. For anyone loosing job or desiring to change horizons, it will be proposed to work there and be formed. Throughout the country, investments other than to those healthy-longevity-lines would have very strong taxes
. Within 20 years, life expectancy would be 200.
The longevity party on facebook is thinking about how to force various parties to be less ridicule in their fights against aging, and to make it a top priority.
It is a relatively recent move -- to see where this goes.
The European Commission has decided that promoting innovation towards Active and Healthy Ageing would be very top priority; with a key target to increase healthy life years.
With Heales (Healthy Life Expectancy) and the Leiden Academy on Vitality and Ageing we are making a conference where european commissioners will meet with biology of aging/preventive and regenerative medicine researchers, medical doctors, entrepreneurs and passionated persons. This is taking place in December 12th-14th in Bruxelles; actually it is currently possible to book online at reduced price: http://www.eha2012.org/
Once we have tuned it a little more we will strong communicate about it.
It seems like we need a Manhattan Project-like or Moon-landing mentality. We need a critical mass of supporters who presents themselves as mainstream to build a grassroots lobby that can gather the funding and broad public support needed to get the research done. Certainly easier said than done
This is a little what Aubrey has been trying to do with SENS, with his way. With http://www.eha2012.org/
we are somehow also trying to do that and it is indeed not easy. For example how to find a name that both policy makers and passionate amateurs understand? What level of innovation can policy makers feel they can seriously push forward (Aubrey's provocating approach sometimes borderline; after-death-cryonics and mind-uploading enthousiasts currently cast doubts on credibility; credibility lines are moving but perhaps not to such extends). What level of short-term large-scale issues can amateurs accept (societal complexities in change; the system is not always bad and people working for the system are not always cold to fight aging)? How to make people comfortable to start their start up against aging rather than work in an office?
Lyle Dennis, on 06 July 2012 - 11:45 PM, said:
That buckyball story was a great find, and I am following it closely though skeptically until proven otherwise. I hope Cynthia Kenyon tries to replicate it in C Elegans.
Yes, I hope. It would also be great that other people test it in mammals (rodents or +). I am testing it on just three mice to start. But with mind and s123 in LongeCIty we have just started to search for pet owners to make a worlwide pool-based, pet-based, double blind clinical trial (if you are interested or know people who might be, PM me; for now it is designed for pet rats and pet mice only). This is good to see of course if we can replicate or not a C60 life extension. It is also good to put mouse life extension out of the labs towards our concrete homes: to show that it is real, not just something in the newspaper that we forget about. And this newly created "grid testing" (like "grid computing") could be an additional motor of research. Once our pets will live longer because of what they eat, there will be massive demand to get the same for us.
Lyle Dennis, on 09 August 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:
I was hoping to use my site as a way of growing that support but I'm finding the growth to be slower than expected.
This community is definitely a strong staring point.
Surely you don't see how much inspiration your website is is bringing (much better than similar already-great attempts). Keep up the good work! Yes LongeCIty is a strong staring point. Its excentric and supplement characteristics danse between madness and creative innovation, and despite this, LongeCity is slowly but surely gets credibility within the scientific community. It could well be the driving latin FORUM of the critical mass you are thinking about, when combined with Mahattan-like projects like above.
Edited by AgeVivo, 10 August 2012 - 08:30 PM.