Saturday, 28 July 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News
It’s a $1 billion bet they call “The Great Longevity Wager,” and an Alabama scientist is sure he’ll win. Or his descendants will, because Dr. Steven Austad doesn’t really expect to collect in 2150. Austad, chairman of the biology department at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, is betting that the first person to reach
Friday, 13 July 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News
It’s possible that someone reading this column now, on the second weekend of July 2018, will be alive to see the resolution of a $1 billion bet between Jay Olshansky, a University of Illinois at Chicago professor of public health, and Steven Austad, chairman of biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Eighteen years
Monday, 09 July 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News
Generating economic growth and new opportunities for business A powerful new force is changing the face of America, composed of 106 million people responsible for at least $7.1 trillion in annual economic activity—a figure that is expected to reach well over $13.5 trillion in real terms by 2032.1 This is the Longevity Economy, representing the
Monday, 09 July 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News, Sensory Analytics
You’d think life insurance would be almost immune from disruption by technology, but one of the oldest and most data-intensive industries is likely to undergo huge transformation. If technology being developed in the United States matches the hype, those looking to buy life insurance will be able to have their applications assessed and approved in
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 / Published in News, Sensory Analytics
You’d think life insurance would be almost immune from disruption by technology, but one of the oldest and most data-intensive industries is likely to undergo huge transformation. If technology being developed in the United States matches the hype, those looking to buy life insurance will be able to have their applications assessed and approved in