In my recent AV Column "Can We Cure Aging?" published in the May-June-2018 Analog I described a new biotech method, developed by Oisin Biotechnologies of Seattle for erasing many of the effects of human aging by clearing away the body's accumulated burden of senescent cells. Senescent cells are damaged "zombie" cells that no longer function as intended, don't divide, and produce toxic proteins that lead to a long list of health problems. Trials on mice have shown that using the Oisin technique increased the mean lifespan (or "healthspan") of the test animals by over 20%. Related trials on human subjects are schedule to begin soon.
"Induction of Pluripotent Stem Cells from Mouse Embryonic and Adult Fibroblast Cultures by Defined Factors", Kazutoshi Takahashi and Shinya Yamanaka, Cell 126, 663 (2006); DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2006.07.024.
"Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines Derived from Human Somatic Cells", Junying Yu, et al., Science 318, 1917 (2007); DOI: 10.1126/science.1151526.
"Transient Non-integrative Nuclear Reprogramming Promotes Multifaceted Reversal of Aging in Human Cells," Tapash Jay Sarkar, et al., (preprint), https://doi.org/10.1101/573386.
John W. Campbell's April-1949 ASF Editorial: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mp1n2re3vhf9heg/CampbellEd-v43n02-194904.pdf?dl=0 ;
Oisin Biotechnologies: https://www.oisinbio.com
Turn Biotechnologies: https://www.turn.bio
John Cramer's book on Quantum Mechanics: a non-fiction work describing his Transactional Interpretation of quantum mechanics, The Quantum Handshake - Entanglement, Nonlocality, and Transactions, (Springer, January-2016) is available for purchase online as a printed or eBook at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319246406 or https://www.amazon.com/dp/3319246402.
SF Novels by John Cramer: my two hard SF novels, Twistor and Einstein's Bridge, are available as eBooks by Book View Cafe and are available at : http://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/?s=Cramer .
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