International Longevity Day 2014
LongeCity is encouraging local groups around the world to meet on or
around October 1 – the International Day of Older Persons. Last
year, over 30 groups worldwide connected on this date sharing ideas and inspiration
regarding anti-aging research and advocacy. Coordinated by Ilia
Stambler, LongeCity is supporting local meetings in 2014, providing
logistical and financial support where required.
HERE to get involved in organizing events in your area.
one thing the groups may wish to discuss is our current...
Research Fundraiser: effects of c60 on human cancer proliferation in vivo
is led by life-extension trailblazer Kelsey Moody. It is interesting that he turns the attention of his new venture Ichor Therapeutics to the potential health effects of 'buckyballs' - a topic that has received significant attention on LongeCity ever since it was claimed in a scientific report that rats fed on olive oil infused with these structures experience dramatically increased maximal
True to its mission, LongeCity hosts the leading international discussion forum on this topic. Previously, the LongeCity community has come together to fund further grassroots research on C60 in mice and these studies are on-going.
Meanwhile though, in keeping with the pioneer spirit often found on the LongeCity forums,
reports have come in from people trialing C60 in olive oil on themselves. As Kelsey points out, the long-term safety of this has yet to be established, and this project is particularly interested in whether C60 in olive oil has cancer-inducing
properties or conversely, a tumor–suppressing
function. To investigate this, the team plans to infuse a total of 25 mice with C60-olive oil of various strengths or with an inert ‘control’ solution, graft a human cancer cell line to the mice and study the results. (Full research proposal)
If the fundraiser succeeds it will further support the revolutionary notion of stakeholder-oriented, grass-roots science which complements, challenges and enriches academic research at those junctures that the community actually cares about. Moreover and perhaps even more importantly the fundraiser will help to built capacity and community interface at a dedicated life-extension research facility. Already, Ichor has housed an intern on a LongeCity stipend (Report- Members only).
Ultimately, we hope to create a network of such community-friendly labs around the globe, to provide aspiring young scientists
with training and networking and all members with easily accessible sources of expert advice.
This project is the first to run on an external fundraising page that has received an
official ‘endorsement’ from LongeCity.
The team has mooted the project at LongeCity, submitted for formal peer review and informal members comments and the board looked into the ability of the team to use the donated money responsibly and to deliver success (Internal link here). In the end, the project received a high rating of 3 stars and LongeCity decided to match each dollar donation from our general funds. And, awesomely, a generous Member immediately stepped forward to match them as well!
This means we only need to raise $6.000 via the crowdfunding page at
give generously and spread the word!
If you haven't visited for a while, you'll notice that we have
revised the navigation menu and are testing various feedback options.
From the earliest days, LongeCity/ImmInst has featured interviews from
the Life Extension 'scene' and beyond. For the last few years LongeCity
Director Mind has hosted a regular podcast, relaying questions from our
membership and getting a news and from dozens of notable
He is now joined by Peter Caramico, who will co-host and produce the
show. Under Peter's auspices, we hope to get to a higher frequency of
productions: aiming for at least one 'interview' show and a second, more
informal 'chat' per month.
podcast section to suggest interview questions and new guests and
listen to previous shows.