Fwd: 2 in a series — Time magazine issue This Baby Could Live to be 142 Years Old

Dear GRG Member,


Time Magazine Cover Story


February 23, 2015


What follows is useful because in order to create aging solutions we need to understand the business climate, as well as public perception and receptivity to our mission.


Since Time Inc advertisers are mostly for profit and they would like to sell their products and services, it’s worth noting that they find the public receptive to this issue.


Coveted back cover ad headline:

“Your retirement could last longer than your career.  Now what?”  by Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.


Other full page ads are for

Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah.

Fidelity Investments

Rosetta Stone language training

SAP, computer systems

Meningitis public service announcement

Siemens urban rail systems

Supermicr computer servers

Ameritrade investing

American Cruise Lines

NEDA eating disorders

GSK for COPD therapy

Peace Corps (1/3 page)

Hennion & Walsh bond investments

The Great Courses offering “The Art of Storytelling”

Dell Computers

POM pomegranate drink

Pfizer Prevnar 13 heart disease medication

Geico insurance – Interesting: picture of computer, no gecko


Might these businesses sponsor research by GRG or others?


There was a recent article in Steve Norton’s Wall Street Journal blog

Time Inc. Pins Turnaround on Big Data, Specialty Content

He said: Amid falling print subscription and advertising revenue, Time is betting that premium content paired with data analysis will return it to growth and complete its pivot to become a technology company.


So even though Time hasn’t been doing so well, they probably have based their bet on the content of this issue on good research via data mining.




I’ll send summaries of other articles as time permits.  For more buy it at the newsstand or here:





John M. “Johnny” Adams

Executive Director Gerontology Research Group


(650) 265-4969

(949) 922-9786 cell


CEO / Exec. Director

Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation / Aging Intervention Foundation





About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. http://www.AgingIntervention.org Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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