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  • Leon Apel 7:05 am on May 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Epigenetic regulation and age-associated effects 

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150526085138.htm

    Source: University of Tsukuba

    “These findings reveal that, contrary to the mitochondrial theory of aging, epigenetic regulation controls age-associated respiration defects in human fibroblast cell lines. Can epigenetic regulation also control aging in humans? That theory remains to be tested, and if proven, could result in glycine supplements giving our older population a new lease of life.”

    “Epigenetic regulation refers to changes, such as the addition of chemical structures or proteins, which alter the physical structure of the DNA, resulting in genes turning on or off.”

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  • Leon Apel 6:24 am on May 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Scientific/Technological Research 

    I plan to re-invest the majority of my capital towards scientific/technological research designed solving major problems. I’m particularly interested in biotechnology and applying artificial intelligence to help humans live healthier lives.  This is currently my major extracurricular interest.

    I’m currently scouting the best experts in this field to determine the best way to build a team to tackle a major problem in the field. I’m also reading extensively on the matter to better equip myself to find the best opportunities. While I believe a return on investment is important to make a venture sustainable, I aim to also to find solutions to help humans live happier, healthier lives.

    A small group of friends and I are looking to back top entrepreneurs in biotechnology. Feel free to reach out to me directly with a slide deck/presentation if you have a solid business plan and management team.

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  • Leon Apel 3:32 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Craig Venter Wants to Help Elon Musk Print Life on Mars 

    According to Ashlee Vance’s book on Elon Musk, Craig Venter wants to work with Elon Musk to bring organisms to Mars by using a DNA printer to synthetically create life on the planet.  Craig Venter already created life synthetically in a lab.

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