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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. 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.

Part 1 of 2 – DNA Methylation Associated With Disease and Aging

DNA methylation is very important in aging solutions. DNA methylation is becoming recognized as a being associated with specific diseases, and also resulting in age related decline. Its measurement is used as an important aging biomarker. DNA methylation step-by-step — … Continue reading

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Gene Editing Trials Poised to Expand, but Hurdles Remain

Medscape Medical News Ricki Lewis, PhD November 30, 2015 Article Highlights: So far, few formal gene editing clinical trials are in progress but improvements in the technology are expected to accelerate Gene editing uses DNA-cutting enzymes, called nucleases, to remove, … Continue reading

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There must be something substantially different in young blood compared to old

Andrew Johnson and team at National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute believe there must be something substantially different in young blood compared to old.   They conducted an extensive study using thousands of patient blood samples that was then … Continue reading

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AGINGSCIENCES™ – Anti-Aging Firewalls™ has posted a new item, ‘G-qaudruplexes’

Just a few highlights, best to read it all – G-quadruplexes are secondary semi-stable folded structures found in our DNA and RNA which tend to assemble around guanine-rich sequences in the presence of cation molecules like potassium. – The article … Continue reading

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Aging 2.0 group

Dear GRG Member, Aging 2.0 about page says Aging2.0® is a global innovation platform for aging and senior care. It is on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. (continues) Looks … Continue reading

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Quantification of biological aging in young adults

Quantification of biological aging in young adults Biomarkers measuring results Numerous blood measures: starts at “Pace of Aging” Glycated hemoglobin, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and others Physical Limitations Cognitive Testing Retinal Imaging Self Rated Health … Continue reading

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NIA advisory: Can We Prevent Aging?

NIA advisory: Can We Prevent Aging? Excerpt from National Institute of Aging article — link is below: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) investigates ways to support healthy aging and prevent or delay the onset of age-related disease and decline. … Continue reading

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