Lifeboat News #199


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Undoing Aging 2019 Update

Undoing Aging 2019 will be held March 28–30 in Berlin, Germany. Our Julie K. Andersen, Dmitry V. Bulavin, Dongsheng Cai, Judith Campisi, Aubrey de Grey, Michael Greve, Andrei Gudkov, Ruth Itzhaki, Alvaro Mata, Graham Pawelec, Mikhail S. Shchepinov, Manuel Serrano, and Evan Snyder will be speaking/participating.
Undoing Aging 2019 is not only open to the scientific community but also welcomes all interested members of the broader rejuvenation movement. The conference will feature a student poster session showing the work of innovative undergraduate and graduate students in the field of damage repair.
Learn more at

Global Earth Repair Conference

Global Earth Repair Conference will be held in Port Townsend, Washington, USA on May 3–5.
The Global Earth Repair Conference will bring people together to talk about earth repair (ecosystem restoration) at local, regional, state, national, and international levels.
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XXIIth GMPCA Conference

The XXIIth GMPCA conference will take place in Montreal, Canada from May 9th to 12th.
The GMPCA conference is an international conference dedicated to the archaeological sciences or archaeometry. Archaeometry is the study of archaeological materials and contexts using different methods from chemistry and physics — the use of hard sciences to understand past humanity.
Learn more at

10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference

The 10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference will be held in El Segundo, California on May 15–17.
Our Michael Kezirian, Joseph Pelton, and Tommaso Sgobba will be speaking/participating.
Learn more at


Recent interesting blog posts include:
“5 Killer Events From Space That Could Wipe Out Human Life On Earth” by Derick Lee at
“Adult Stem Cells Now the ‘Gold Standard’ by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Amazon removes books that promoted an autism ‘cure’” by Victoria Generao at
“A Real World ‘Star Trek’ Replicator Is Now Possible Thanks To New Breakthrough” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“Artificial Intelligence Creates a New Generation of Machine Learning” by James Christian Smith at
“A SETI Search of Earth’s Co-orbitals” by Montie Adkins at
“Cerebral organoids at the air–liquid interface generate diverse nerve tracts with functional output” by Ours Ondine at
“CERN Just Got Closer to Figuring Out Why Antimatter Hasn’t Annihilated Everything” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Computer Scientists Create Programmable Self-Assembling DNA” by Paul Battista at
“CRISPR/Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice” by Quinn Sena at
“Cryopreservation of Valia Zeldin” by Paul Battista at
“Finding the right ‘dose’ for solar geoengineering” by Mark Larkento at
“Germline gene-editing research needs rules” by Ours Ondine at
“Gut Bacteria Contribute to Vascular Aging” by Steve Hill at
“The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way” by Klaus Baldauf at
“The High-Tech, Humane Ways Biologists Can Identify Individual Animals” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Interactomics + Super (or Quantum) Computers + Machine Learning: the Future of Medicine?” by Juliian C’estMoi at
“Japan to back int’l efforts to regulate AI-equipped ‘killer robots’” by Michael Lance at
“LHCb discovers matter-antimatter asymmetry in charm quarks” by Quinn Sena at
“Light coaxes stem cells to repair teeth: Noninvasive laser therapy could radically shift dental treatment” by Quinn Sena at
“Microsoft just booted up the first ‘DNA drive’ for storing data” by Klaus Baldauf at
“MIT has just announced a $1 billion plan to create a new college for AI” by Paul Battista at
“The Mysterious Math of How Cells Determine Their Own Fate” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“NASA’s Working on a Drone to Hunt For Life in Martian Caves” by Quinn Sena at
“NMN, NAD+ and the Plasma Membrane” by Steve Hill at
“Partial Cellular Reprogramming to Reverse Cellular Aging” by Steve Hill at
“Politician who opposed mandatory chickenpox vaccine has been hospitalized after getting chickenpox” by Caycee Dee Neely at
“Protein-slaying drugs could be the next blockbuster therapies” by Pat Maechler at
“Researchers Discover DNA Switch for Full Body Regeneration” by Chris Parbey Jnr at
“Researchers Use Sound to Make a Range of Objects Float for the First Time” by James Christian Smith at
“Robotic ‘gray goo’ by Caycee Dee Neely at
“Skin-deep microchips pave the way for ‘transhumanism’” by Derick Lee at
“Stanford University launches the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence” by Victoria Generao at
“The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy” by Alexandros El at
“Time maps: How our brain perceives time” by Xavier Rosseel at
“‘Warp Bubbles’ — NASA Manipulating Spacetime to Achieve Faster than Light Travel” by Klaus Baldauf at
“We are happy to announce Dr. Mike West, founder, and CEO of AgeX, as a speaker for the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference” by Michael Greve at
“We don’t need a ‘Planet B’. We have an entire Solar System” by Adriano Autino at
“What If a Black Hole Deleted the Universe?” by Michael Lance at
“Why a Humanist Ethics of Datafication Can’t Survive a Posthuman World” by Steve Nichols at
“Without Humans, A.I. Can Wreak Havoc” by Derick Lee at
“With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight” by Shailesh Prasad at

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