Saturday, July 21, 2012

Study Finds Birth Month Can Affect Your Longevity

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Future of Humanity and Human Longevity


A new book about the future of mankind and human longevity has become publicly available now at:

Global Population and the Planetary Future - 2100 

See in particular:

Section 4:
Technology Futures, Aging and Human Capital, Biomedical Longevity Revolution,  pages 11 - 13  (see also pages 15-16, 25-28).

Comments are welcome!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Media Coverage of New Longevity Study

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the list of media coverage for our  new longevity study  "Season of Birth and Exceptional Longevity", organized in alphabetic order:

Autumn babies likelier to live to 100
BioScholar  - July 14, 2012 -
WebIndia 123  - July 14, 2012 -
Yahoo! News India 
Zee News  -  July 14, 2012 -

New Scientist (online) - Jul 12 - 
New Scientist magazine (print),  Issue number 2874, July 21, 2012, page 17 -
Democratic -

Autumn Babies More Likely To Live Up To 100 Years
MedIndia - July 14, 2012 -

Daily Mail - Jul 13 -

Fall babies more likely to still be standing at 100
Holy Kaw! - 

Longevity Tied to Season of Birth
International Business Times - July 14, 2012 -

East Valley Tribune - Jul 12 -
Scripps Howard News Service - July 11 -
The Republic - July 11 -

 People Born in Fall More Likely to Live to 100
YouTube (video)
DailyMotion (video) -

JAAPA (Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants) -


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Research reveals secrets to longer, healthier life - news coverage


Just came across this news coverage of our recent  study by The Republic and  Scripps Howard News Service:

"Medical: Research reveals secrets to longer, healthier life"
The Republic - Scripps Howard News Service - July 11, 2012

Here are some excerpts:

"At the University of Chicago, husband-and-wife researchers Leonid Gavrilov and Natalia Gavrilova looked at records for nearly 1,600 Americans born between 1880 and 1895 who achieved age 100, as well as more than 10,000 shorter-lived siblings and more than 1,000 spouses.

They found that those born in the fall, September through November, had 40 percent higher odds of reaching the century mark than did those born in March. The researchers wrote online in the Journal of Aging Research in November that three factors were probably most important for babies born before 1900: mild temperatures in the first months of life; a seasonal lull in cycles of infectious diseases; and better maternal nutrition being available during the harvest season.

All three factors helped avoid a buildup of damage to the infants' systems early in life, the researchers argue, and support the theory that "early life programming" helps determine the course of aging and longevity."

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