Hourglass is a roughly bimonthly blog carnival devoted to biogerontology. Its main purpose is to provide a regular showcase for the growing number of excellent blog posts about the biology of aging.

Everyone is welcome to contribute posts for inclusion in the carnival. Submitted posts should have something to do with the biology of aging, broadly speaking. For example, suitable topics include (but are not limited to) fundamental research in biogerontology, age-related disease, ideas about life extension technologies, personal experiences with calorie restriction, and the sociological implications of increased longevity. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the management, so feel free to subvert the dominant paradigm. If in doubt, submit anyway.

Ideally, submissions should be recent (originally published within the last month or so).

Just about the only sorts of things we’ll turn away are quackery and promotions of commercial products (including brazenly for-profit websites of no redeeming scientific value). So, no growth hormone commercials or glowing reviews of your own book, please.

The carnival goes up on the second Tuesday of every month. Submissions should be emailed to [hourglass.host][at][gmail][dot][com].

Previous editions

  1. July 8, 2008: Ouroboros
  2. August 12, 2008: Ouroboros
  3. September 9, 2008: SharpBrains
  4. October 14, 2008: Existence is Wonderful
  5. November 11, 2008: psique
  6. December 8, 2008: Ouroboros
  7. January 20, 2009: brain health hacks
  8. February 10, 1009: SharpBrains
  9. April 14, 2009: psique

Future editions

  1. June 9, 2009: Ouroboros

If you’d like to host a future installment of Hourglass, email the editor of Ouroboros.