LongeCity Newsletter 
February  2012    
Cryo Research- Please consider a donation NOW!  

Our cryo research fundraiser continues this month, but we are a bit worried that we are running out of time!

We realise that these times are tight for many and you have to think carefully about where to invest your resources for an optimal return on life extension research.

If you have not yet donated, the following points may help you decide

1- EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE WILL BE DOUBLED from LongeCity funds (money that we collected from google ads on the site - lets turn these annoying banners into something very worthwhile).

2- the research project has been very carefully chosen: It was selected after an open call for applications, in consultation with expert peer reviewers and after a referendum by LongeCity members.

3- The 
winning project is "Uncovering the mechanisms of cryoprotectant toxicity". Cryonics expert Brian Wowk has stated on LongeCity in 2010 "The biggest single basic scientific advance that would benefit the science of cryobiology is better understanding and mitigation of cryoprotectant toxicity".       

The winning project is led by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes. JP has a proven, long-standing commitment to the LongeCity mission and a track record delivering world-class research.
You may have come across his website senescence.info, with many useful resources- you can get to know him on his personal section or follow him on twitter. We know he will not let us down.

5-The team will report on research results in the LongeCity forums and answer your questions and suggestions. What other research donation gives you that engagement?

6- BONUS! If we can get the project funded by MARCH we will also fund the runner up-project by the cryonics research experts Ben Best, Aschwin and Chana de Wolfe with a kick-start funding of $1500. Your money will be more than doubled!

Cryonics is not for you? You'd rather live forever than be frozen? Well, that is true for everybody! But please consider: bad things may happen, people like us were working on indefinite life extension decades ago. Some of them are now in cryonic suspension. If cryonics as a process is in your view flawed and uncertain, considering it may one day be the only option, why not take the opportunity NOW to actually make it BETTER!?  
In the portfolio of life extension research efforts, cryopreservation is a field that is very poorly funded. This is precisely where even a small community like LongeCity can make a real impact.

PLEASE consider making a donation, however small, and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE spread the word as widely as possible to other potential donors!

>> Cryopreservation Fundraiser
Nootropics and Brain Health?

Since the early days, LongeCity has had a ‘nootropics’ forum section. In fact, it is probably the most successful of our subsections. ‘Nootropics’ is all about improving cognition, alertness, intelligence, mood... things that tally very well with our mission  but it has to be said may seem like a step less relevant compared to topics such as anti-ageing, medicine, biogerontology, rejuvenation, cryonics etc.
Nonetheless we want to improve and build on the enormous expertise and the high quality discussions in this forum... while also maintaining scientific credibility and a focus on health and improvement rather than altered cognition.

So the ‘nootropics’ section has been renamed “brain health” and gets its own pride of place at the toplevel. This is only a trial. We hope that it makes sense for navigation and search but this remains to be seen. 
During this trial, we are keen to get YOUR views, as users and contributors of this section and ne need specific suggestions on keywords to improve the section even further.
>> Please post your suggestions here

LongeCity Interviews

New interviews available to listen to for free: 

Dr. Alexandra Stolzing a Group Leader on stem cell biology at the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute and leading researcher on aging and stem cells. Previous beneficiary of LongeCity community funding. 

Kevin Perott, leader at SENS Foundation, LifeStar and American Aging Association. Previous LongeCity Director (now a Guardian) 

Listen in! Both interviews are a treat and Mind's interview technique gets ever better as well. 
Want him to pose your questions to interesting guests?
Share your suggestions on the Broadcast Forum!  


Vimmortal - end of line!

The world's first truly grass-roots, open source multivitamin based exclusively on sugegstions by  LongeCity members has been a resounding success. The dwindling stock of the first version of Vimmortal is now selling for the fire sale price of $21 per bottle. Pick up a month or two supply while it lasts!

It has been three years since Vimmortal was conceived and developed. The fast moving times we live in demand we revisit the current "state-of-the-art" in multi-vitamin/multi-nutrient nutrition. Discussions for version 2.0 of Vimmortal have now begun and will continue throughout the month of February. 

In order for Vimmortal to continue the successful path it is on, we need your input. What makes it unique is that it is created by the Longecity community. Some of the sharpest supplement minds in the world peruse the LongeCity forums and now is the time to use that knowledge.
Besides deciding what nutrient amounts and forms will go into the product, there is also a discussion about the possibility of changing the branding. Have your say here!

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