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By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard about the Israel and Palestine conflict. At first glance, it seems like it just has to do with two nations fighting over the same piece of land. But, like all conflicts, things are never just that simple. So today, I’ll be summing up the conflict in a way that’s easy to understand and follow along with.

First, let’s take a trip way way back to the year 1900. The region now known as “Israel-Palestine” was originally under Ottoman rule. It was occupied by religiously diverse people — Muslims, Christians, and a small amount…


Why Do We Age?

There’s the obvious factors, such as: our environment, sleep, diet, and exercise. We also have a biological clock, meaning that as humans, we are genetically programmed to die. Our biological age refers to how old our own cells really are and therefore, our real age. Biological age varies based on our lifestyles. This is different from our chronological age (5 years old, 6 years old, 7, 8, etc…), which is irreversible and does not depend on our habits.

So what causes biological aging? There are many factors, but one root cause is the shortening of telomeres.

Telomeres:

The cells in our…


I fail A LOT. And, it’s not just big failures, each of my days is full of small little fails. Let’s take this week’s fails for example, I should’ve woken up an hour earlier today. I wish that after my 5 hours of research for a project I would’ve gotten something done. I should’ve planned out my summer earlier so I wouldn’t be so worried right now. I should’ve studied more for the math test that I took yesterday. I wish that I was able to solve global poverty in that 2 hour zoom call I had on Sunday (ok…


I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but I bet there’s one thing that we both have in common: we’re all getting older. And whether we like it or not, time never stops. Aging has always been inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be. With new advances in stem cell therapies, the future of human longevity is near.

What is Longevity and What Does it Entail?

First of all, it’s important to acknowledge that human longevity does not necessarily mean living forever. The end of biological aging does not mean the end of death. …


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Have you ever had reservations about the ethics surrounding longevity, in particular the treatments used to extend the human healthspan? I definietly have so I decided to dive into a more ethical form of stem cell treatments that is equally as promising in the world of longevity. And, it involves some really cool stuff.

Let’s start off with a backstory:

If you need a refresher, stem cell rejuvenation is a type of therapy used to combat the effects of the natural aging process. A large amount of youthful stem cells are injected into patients via an IV. …


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Electric vehicles, solar panels, recycling, wind mills, and carbon capture are all words that come to mind when thinking about solutions to climate change. The one thing I’ve never heard someone say is “girls education”.

Recently, Project Drawdown, a coalition of researchers, scientists, business leaders, and policymakers put together a list of the top 100 activities that would contribute most to reversing the rising emissions and concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. And at the top, number 6 out of 100, was educating girls. That put girls’ education above solar panels (number 26) and electric vehicles (number 10).

According…


I don’t know about you, but I currently have 18 tabs open on my computer, a French book, a math text book, my English homework, and a chemistry text book, all right in front of me. And of course, my phone is right next to all of that!

Needless to say, I have a lot of work to do. And, I do A LOT of “multitasking”. If you’re like me, then you understand the feeling of getting multiple things done at once. It seems like we’re being productive, especially if we have so many things to do. …


Can stem cells prolong human life?

If you need a recap, check out my longevity overview here.

So, we’ve determined that aging is the cause of almost all diseases, and diseases are what hinder a healthy life expectancy. So, how do we stop aging?

Stem cell therapy is a revolutionizing treatment, used to improve the human healthspan through personalized medicine.

Stem Cells Model

What Are Stem Cells?

Our bodies are made up of cells, all of which have set specific functions. These are bone cells, blood cells, muscle cells, fat cells, skin cells, nerve cells, and stem cells. Once a cell is assigned a type at a…


Picture this: You walk into your high school math class at 7:30 a.m. on a Monday morning. You don’t like the fact that it’s Monday let alone 7:30 a.m. And you definitely don’t want to be in math class on a Monday at 7:30 a.m. Now, your teacher hands back your last test. Let’s assume you didn’t do too well. As a result, your sitting at your desk freaking out about this bad grade. And, your reaction is understandable because you do have a right to be upset. But, you can’t go back and fix what already happened. So, it’s…


As a society, we try our hardest to stay young. Both mentally and physically, we do our best to stay in shape and live healthy lives in order to maximize our time here on earth. Inevitably, we all grow up, but our work to stay young pays off to an extent because we can spend our lives in good health. But, what if I told you that there are some kids who have no control over how fast they age? …

Chaitanya Arora

16 Year Old innovator

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