Five Nobel Prize Winners Back Longevity Pill
Five Nobel Prize winners are throwing the weight of their scientific achievements behind a longevity pill by Elysium Health.
Five Nobel Prize winners are throwing the weight of their scientific achievements behind a longevity pill by Elysium Health, according to Gian Volpicelli from Motherboard.
It's called the Basis pill and it's being marketed as a dietary supplement and anti-aging product, tugging at humanity's desire to find an easy way to prolong life. The company's goal is to move beyond Botox and anti-aging creams, as those are only quick, temporary fixes — surface-level stuff. Elysium says it's much more interested in a solution that acts on a cellular level.
Entrepreneur Peter H. Diamandis discusses his work with Human Longevity Inc., which seeks to extend the healthy human lifespan.
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Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.
- Research suggests that most human brains take about 25 years to develop, though these rates can vary among men and women, and among individuals.
- Although the human brain matures in size during adolescence, important developments within the prefrontal cortex and other regions still take pace well into one's 20s.
- The findings raise complex ethical questions about the way our criminal justice systems punishes criminals in their late teens and early 20s.
Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
A new method of growing mini-brains produces some startling results.
- Researchers find a new and inexpensive way to keep organoids growing for a year.
- Axons from the study's organoids attached themselves to embryonic mouse spinal cord cells.
- The mini-brains took control of muscles connected to the spinal cords.
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