Life Expectancy: Facts and Predictions

The reality is that life expectancy has been steadily increasing in the last 160 years by about 3 months per year. Where will this trend lead us? Is there an upper limit? (1)

A Harvard team showed the following. Mice engineered to lack telomerase aged prematurely. When given telomerase treatments, the mice rejuvenated to age-appropriate health without adverse side-effects.

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Revolutionary Technology of Telomerase Activation for Anti-Aging

Moving America Forward’s Doug Llewelyn interviews Dr. Ed Park about the revolutionary technology of Telomerase Activation, which was the subject of the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009. What a fascinating show on anti-aging. No wonder Shatner looks so good at 80.

TA-65 = Powerful Telomerase Activator In 2001, a world-class biotech company named Geron made a landmark discovery. The scientists at Geron Corporation discovered TA-65®, a proprietary, single molecule purified from Astragalus Botanical Roots that causes Telomerase Activation (TA). Astragalus has been used for centuries as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Its usage dates back to the late Han Dynasty (206 BC) when it was considered a “heaven class” herb due to its anti-aging properties associated with an extended life span. Like Ascorbic Acid (aka Vitamin C,) which occurs in many edible plants, TA-65 is considered a Nutraceutical. TA-65® is NOT the same Astragalus extract products commonly found in herbal and vitamin shops. There is no ongoing monitoring of people taking them so we don’t know what the results may be.

Additional Links Accessing Life-Extension Information

The Causes of Aging

Archives and Feeds

Required Reading


Benefiting from Medical Research

Objections Answered

Blogs of Interest

(1) Olshansky SJ. Demographic perspectives on extended life expectancy. Program and abstracts of the 5th European Molecular Biology Organization Interdisciplinary Conference on Science and Society — Time and Aging: Mechanisms and Meanings; November 5-6, 2004; Heidelberg, Germany.

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