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Lifespan Leaps: Taurine, Oxygen Secrets, and the Power of Plasma

Today, we're diving into the buzz around taurine, a nutrient that's quickly becoming the talk of the longevity sector. Meanwhile, Harvard Medical School is raising eyebrows with its fresh take on oxygen's role in our lifespan. The cherry on top, Yuvan Research is on the cusp of something big, tapping into the youthful secrets of plasma.
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Welcome to your latest edition of the longevity research roundup – where we delve into the science that’s pushing the boundaries of human lifespan.

Today, we’re diving into the buzz around taurine, a nutrient that’s quickly becoming the talk of the longevity sector. Meanwhile, Harvard Medical School is raising eyebrows with its fresh take on oxygen’s role in our lifespan. The cherry on top, Yuvan Research is on the cusp of something big, tapping into the youthful secrets of plasma.

Let’s explore…


Taurine may extend life, scientists find (BBC)

In a ground-breaking study from Columbia University, taurine has emerged as a potential “elixir of life.” This nutrient, predominantly found in meat and fish, has shown a decline in levels as we age. However, when these levels were artificially boosted in middle-aged animals, not only did their lifespan increase by over 10%, but their overall health saw significant improvements too.

The most striking discovery was in the elderly, where taurine levels were a staggering 80% lower than in their younger counterparts. This nutrient’s potential seems promising, especially when considering its ability to add an estimated seven to eight years to human life.

The potential of taurine in the quest for longevity is genuinely exciting. As we await further clinical research, there’s a growing optimism about its role in enhancing human health. The quest for longevity is intricate, and taurine might be a pivotal piece in the puzzle. 

Decrease oxygen to boost longevity? (Harvard Medical School)

Harvard Medical School scientists have discovered that mice living in low-oxygen environments, akin to the base of Mount Everest, lived up to 50% longer than anticipated. This revelation suggests that oxygen restriction could play a pivotal role in prolonging life and preserving neurological functions.

Epidemiological observations have long hinted at a curious phenomenon: populations residing at high altitudes often live longer and seem less susceptible to certain diseases. This study sought to replicate these findings in a controlled animal setting, shedding light on the potential benefits of high-altitude living.

This research paves the way for a deeper understanding of the role of oxygen restriction in combating ageing and age-related diseases.

Therapeutic that mimics young plasma could signpost the way to longevity (Longevity Technology)

Dr. Harold Katcher and his team at Yuvan Research Inc have unveiled a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the properties of young blood plasma. Their research centred on E5, a plasma fraction, which, when introduced to older rats, resulted in extended lifespans and marked health enhancements.

Sima, the last surviving rat from the study, stands as a testament to the treatment’s potential. She has already surpassed the typical lifespan for her species, drawing parallels to a human living beyond 126 years.

These findings, while still in the early stages, bring promise, and with continued research, the dream of moulding the ageing process might soon become a reality.


The longevity landscape is brimming with breakthroughs that will change the way we live, as we know it.

From the promising properties of taurine to the intriguing insights on oxygen restriction and the rejuvenating power of young plasma, we’re on the brink of some transformative discoveries. The journey to understanding and potentially extending human lifespan is as intricate as it is fascinating.

Stay curious and keep exploring.

The Longr Reads Team.


“As a species, we are living much longer than ever. But not much better. Not at all. Over the past century we have gained additional years, but not additional life”

Dr David Sinclair, Researcher 


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