Videos on Immortality

The following are some of the available videos on video sharing sites such as Youtube about the subjects of longevity and regenerative medicine. Most of these videos contain individual insights and footages from lectures and academic forums.

Scientists have found a substance in red wine that is slowing down the aging process in mice. Will it someday lengthen the lives of humans, too? Morley Safer reports.

Regeneration has fascinated philosophers and scientists since the beginning of history. The wide but uneven distribution of regenerative capacities among multicellular organisms is puzzling, and the permissive/inhibitory mechanisms regulating this attribute in animals remain a mystery. In the first part of this lecture, I will provide a general history of regeneration research from ancient Greece to the beginning of the 20th century. Key concepts will be introduced in their appropriate historical context, and many of the unanswered questions put forward by the problem of regeneration will be discussed

The Health Medicine Forum Presents
Anti-Aging Strategies: Balancing Diet, Exercise and Hormones
Featuring Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD and Meg Jordan, PhD, RN
November 19, 2002, Oakland, CA.

This holiday season give yourself the gift of good health and check out the latest breakthroughs in Russian medical science. Russia's leading cardiovascular center tests out a brand new artificial heart valve that combines the best of the biological and mechanical worlds. Dental surgery is no longer such a headache with the latest laser scalpel developed in St. Petersburg. Fancy living forever? A Moscow State University professor thinks he might have found the key to giving Father Time the slip, at least temporarily. And see how doctors use state-of-the-art simulators to hone their skills out in innovation-obsessed Kazan.

Cryonics involves the cryopreservation of humans as soon as possible after legal and clinical "death". Legal and clinical death differ importantly from biological death or true (irreversible) cessation of function. It is therefore a mistake to portray cryonics as an alternative to cremation or burial. It is true that cryopreserved people are not alive but neither are they dead. Cryonics should be seen as part of the field of life extension. Cryonics enables the transport of critically ill people through time in an unchanging state to a time when more advanced medical and repair technologies are available. Even after "longevity escape velocity" has been attained and aging has been largely tamed, cryonics will continue to be needed for people who die of accidents or diseases for which there is no cure at the time.

A lecture on "The Science of Weight Loss" from the Life Extension Nutrition Center's Grand Opening celebration, featuring Life Extension's Dr. Stacy Nottingham.

Nir Barzilai, M.D., discusses the Longevity Genes Project and his quest to find ways to delay the aging process. Dr. Barzilai is director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and an attending physician at Montefiore Medical Center.

"The Future of Medicine" workshop facilitated by Dr. Michio Kaku for the University of Rhode Island's 15th Annual Diversity Week.

Hank introduces us to another amazing organism - the "immortal jellyfish," Turritopsis dohrnii - and explains how it can extend its life cycle indefinitely through a process known as transdifferentiation.

Recognizing that the root of disease is often at the nanoscale, the question arises if medical diagnosis and therapy would not also work best at the nanoscale. Patrick Hunziker from the University Hospital Basel exemplifies how nanoscience methods, materials and tools can be used to advance medicine.

This video explains how genetic medicine, nanotechnology, bioprinting, cryonics and several other developments may in future be used to increase the human lifespan.

A number of neuroscientists, working today with simple model organisms, are investigating the hypothesis that chemical brain preservation may inexpensively preserve the organism's memories and mental states after death. Chemically preserved brains can be stored at room temperature in cemeteries, contract storage, even private homes.

5-time Hugo Award winning author Vernor Vinge, one of the most lauded SF writers of our era, discusses his work and concepts from it, including the concept of "The Singularity" which he coined, and his latest novel, "Children of the Sky," the sequel to "A Fire Upon the Deep."

Hank explains why NASA and the European Space Agency are in love with tardigrades and how these extremophiles are helping us study the panspermia hypothesis.

Ben Goertzel speaks about the Singularity, what it is, road maps, the risks and the benefits etc.

Planarians have attracted the attention of generations of biologists. It is not hard to see why: cut a worm into two fragments and each fragment regenerates a complete organism. Cut it into 8 fragments and each individual fragment will go on to regenerate a complete animal. In this second part of the lecture, I will briefly review the rich history of planarian research, followed by a summary of the central principles of planarian regeneration that have been derived from this extensive, often fascinating body of experimental work.

Lawrence Goldstein, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the UCSD Stem Cell Program, discusses the basic principles of stem cells. He examines the promise they offer and how they can be safely and effectively employed. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging"

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