Lifeboat News #213


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/20. Copyright 2020 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Undoing Aging Update

Undoing Aging 2020 has been moved to October 21–23 in Berlin, Germany. Our Aubrey de Grey, João Pedro de Magalhães, Vera Gorbunova, Michael Greve, Adiv A. Johnson, and Wenyu Zhou will be speaking/participating.
Undoing Aging 2020 is not only open to the scientific community, but also welcomes startups, investors, the general media, and 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!
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Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020 will be held August 20–21 in cyberspace. This conference brings together the greatest minds from all over the world to work on the solutions to aging.
Our Ryan Bethencourt, Judith Campisi, Keith Comito, Aubrey de Grey, Brian M. Delaney, Peter Fedichev, Steven A. Garan, Vadim Gladyshev, Vera Gorbunova, Andrei Gudkov, Steve Hill, Steve Horvath, Brian Kennedy, Michael Kope, Tim Maupin, Elena Milova, Joshua Mitteldorf, Alexey Moskalev, Matthew O’Connor, Robert Shmookler Reis, Paul A. Spiegel, Michael Rose, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking/participating.
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Special Report

Our José Luis Cordeiro has authored the special report “A New Renaissance” at
This report discusses how our current pandemic may lead to a new Renaissance just as The Black Death led to the original Renaissance.


Jayaprakash Damothran joins our blog team with the post “South Korea controlled its coronavirus outbreak in just 20 days. Here are the highlights from its 90-page playbook for flattening the curve” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Aging and diet lead to proteome changes in the intestinal epithelium” by Kevin Huang at
“Battelle-Led Team Wins DARPA Award to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface” by Mike Diverde at
“Bill and Melinda Gates stored food in their basement because they knew a pandemic was eventually coming” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Bitcoin surges above $8,000 for the first time in 2 months ahead of a key halving” by Brent Ellman at
“Can We Opt Out of Aging? | Greg Fahy | TEDxResedaBlvd” by John Davies at
“Chinese Launched Satellite Seen Crashing Back to Earth Over Guam, USA” by Bill D’Zio at
“COVID-19 Testing Gets Boost from NIH Funding Initiative” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Cytokine storms and T cell counts may offer clues on how to treat COVID-19” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Earth-sized, habitable planet found hidden in early NASA Kepler data” by Michael Lance at
“Electric control of a spin current has potential for low-power computing” by Fyodor Rouge at
“Elon Musk setting new records with Starlink” by Bill D’Zio at
“The future is nano, and it will revolutionize medical science” by Mike Diverde at
“Ghost Viruses And The Taliban Stand In The Way Of Wiping Out Polio” by Germen Roding at
“Giant Elliptical Galaxies Are Not Likely To Be ‘Cradles Of Life’” by Bruce Dorminey at
“Grandfather miraculously beats coronavirus on his 107th birthday” by TJ Wass at
“How Close We Are to Fully Self-Sufficient Artificial Intelligence” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“How To Detect Signs Of Life From Planets Circling Dying Stars” by Bruce Dorminey at
“How to live when nobody dies” by John Davies at
“Light Pollution Is Bigger Threat To Astronomy Than Satellite Constellations” by Bruce Dorminey at
“Like start-ups, most intentional communities fail” by Germen Roding at
“Liz Parrish and Dr. Sewell at the Coalition for Radical Life Extension Webinar” by John Davies at
“‘Mars Engine’ Shatters Records for Ion Propulsion” by Quinn Sena at
“Microsoft boasts 99 percent accuracy in AI bug detection” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Microsoft wants to ‘read people’s brain waves’ to mine cryptocurrency” by Brent Ellman at
“MigVax: Israeli COVID-19 vaccine closer to trials” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours, Could Revolutionize Recycling Industry” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“NASA has picked Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to design lunar landers” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Nurse Uses Paint To Show How Germs Spread Even With Gloves” by Roger Dufur at
“‘Pandemic drones’ could single people out in a crowd for coughing, sneezing, or running a temperature, developers say — here’s how they work” by Roger Dufur at
“Polio outbreaks in Africa caused by mutation of strain in vaccine” by Fyodor Rouge at
“Rare Birds With ‘Vantablack’ Feathers Absorb 99.95% of Light” by Genevieve Klien at
“Robot Uses Deep Learning and Big Data to Write and Play Its Own Music” by Brent Ellman at
“Robots Will Replace Soldiers In Combat, Says Russia” by Mike Diverde at
“Scientists Put the Brain of a Worm Into a Robot… and It MOVED” by Quinn Sena at
“SpaceX will use sun visors to darken future Starlink satellites” by Genevieve Klien at
“Switching on a key cancer gene could provide first curative treatment for heart disease” by Kevin Huang at
“Study identifies potential drug treatments for telomere diseases” by Kevin Huang at
“Tesla confirms self-driving as a subscription service but brace yourself for the price” by Genevieve Klien at
“This Grad Student Used a Neural Network to Write His Papers” by Quinn Sena at
“What We Should ALL Be Doing Right Now! (humor)” by Marco Monfils at
“Will we get a treatment before a vaccine? Inside the race for a COVID-19 game-changer” by Fyodor Rouge at
“Xenex robots get stamp of approval for COVID-19 elimination” by Omuterema Akhahenda at

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