Panel discussion: "Extending Human Lifespan" at JPM 2019

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference held in San Francisco this month included a breakout session entitled “Extending Human Lifespan,” sponsored by BIOAGE and Felicis Ventures.

The centerpiece of the event was a panel discussion among five luminaries of the aging field:

  • Laura Deming, founder of Longevity Fund and Age1

  • Simon Melov, professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging

  • Aydin Senkut, founder and managing partner of Felicis Ventures

  • Kristen Fortney, founder and CEO of BIOAGE

  • Sonia Arrison (moderator), author of “100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything”

Antibiotics against senescence?

Two widely used antibiotics can kill senescent cells in vitro, illustrating the potential power of drug repurposing approaches to identify approved compounds with novel anti-aging activities.