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Science and Technology links (July 15th, 2018)

  1. The majority of people dying are 80 years old or older.
  2. A heart-disease drug can partially reverse type 1 diabetes.
  3. We can at least partially reverse age-related immune-system decline using drugs.
  4. Senescent cells are old cells that refuse to die; they are behind several age-related diseases. We know how to clear them, at least in part. If we inject even few senescent cells in mice, they suffer. Clearing the senescent cells afterward rescues the mice.
  5. Omega 3 supplements are probably a good idea if you suffer from type 1 diabetes.
  6. The price of commercially-available computing power has come down about 7x in just four years.
  7. Less prestigious institutions receive less research funding but are better on a per-dollar basis. Effectively, we overrate prestigious institutions and should look at the good work from less prestigious places if we want to maximize productivity.