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Longevity Fund's Laura Deming

Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to find a cure for aging

Money has been pouring into startups researching longevity as treatments for aging become more of a reality. Here are the venture funds and pharma companies placing bets.

‘There is no reality here’: Researchers whose work inspired a startup to charge $8,000 to fill patients’ veins with young blood say ...

A startup called Ambrosia that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with the blood of young people plans to launch its first clinic this year. But researchers who study blood transfusions called the procedure "dangerous" and said the idea behind it is based on "incorrect interpretations" of their work.

‘This test is garbage’: Experts and former employees allege that a Silicon Valley startup gives bogus ‘cellular ages’ based on...

A Silicon Valley blood-testing startup sells a $99 kit that tells customers the average length of their telomeres, which are seen by some researchers as a holy grail of aging. But two of Telomere Diagnostics' original founders and a NASA researcher raised doubts about the test's efficacy.

A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood is opening its first clinic

A startup called Ambrosia that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with the blood of young people plans to launch its first clinic in New York City. Founded by Stanford grad Jesse Karmazin, the company just completed the first clinical trial designed to test the benefits of young blood transfusions.

Tech elites are paying $7,000 to freeze stem cells from liposuctioned fat as a ‘back up’ for a longer life

A startup called Forever Labs offers tech elites a chance to save their young stem cells in the hopes that they can use them to help fight disease and live longer. The cells are mostly siphoned from bone marrow, but now they can come from fat that's removed via liposuction, too.

New evidence suggests that a diet with key benefits for your body and brain may also shield against aging

A diet rich in vegetables, protein, and healthy fats is increasingly being recognized as the healthiest for your brain and body. More commonly known as the Mediterranean diet, the eating plan may also protect against aging, according to a new Italian study.

A Harvard-backed drug company is trying to develop medicine to treat and prevent aging-related diseases

A Peter Diamandis-backed company is looking to use a molecule found in blood to treat age-related diseases like heart disease and muscular dysfunction. So far it has raised $5.5 Million in seed funding.
An elderly couple sit on a bench next crocus flowers in a park in Duesseldorf

These potential treatments for aging could unlock cures to a range of age-related illnesses, from cancer to heart disease

BI PRIME: There are two treatments for aging in the pipeline that the director of the National Institute on Aging is optimistic about. Manipulating how humans age could help prevent aging-associated diseases like Alzheimer's, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes.

Exercise may be the best protection against aging that we have, according to new research

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that older people who spent less time sitting and more time moving had fewer signs of encroaching heart disease.
Peter Thiel

The life and rise of billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Trump’s biggest Silicon Valley supporter — who might be moving to Los Angeles

If you take every classic tale of about Silicon Valley and combine them into one human being, you'd get Peter Thiel.