Daily News: Aging

Researchers from Research Foundation Report on Findings in Gerontology (Innovating Aging: Promises and Pitfalls on the Road to Life Extension)

Health & Medicine Week

08-15-14

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Aging Research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Mountain View, California, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "One of the main benefits of the dramatic technological progress over the last two centuries is the enormous increase in human life expectancy, which has now reached record highs. After conquering most childhood diseases and a fair fraction of the diseases that plague adulthood, medical technology is now mainly preoccupied by age-related disorders."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Research Foundation, "Further progress is dependent on circumventing the traditional medical focus on individual diseases and instead targeting aging as a whole as the ultimate cause of the health problems that affect humankind at old age. In principle, a major effort to control the gradual accumulation of molecular and cellular damage considered by many as the ultimate cause of intrinsic aging may rapidly lead to interventions for regenerating aged and worn-out tissues and organs. While considered impossible by many, there really is no reason to reject this as scientifically implausible."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "However, as we posit, it is not only scientific progress that is currently a limiting factor, but societal factors that hinder and may ultimately prevent further progress in testing and adopting the many possible interventions to cure aging."

For more information on this research see: Innovating Aging: Promises and Pitfalls on the Road to Life Extension. Gerontology, 2014;60(4):373-380. Gerontology can be contacted at: Karger, Allschwilerstrasse 10, Ch-4009 Basel, Switzerland. (Karger - www.karger.com/; Gerontology - content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=JournalHome&ProduktNr=224091)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Vijg, SENS Res Fdn, Mountain View, CA 94041, United States (see also Aging Research).

Keywords for this news article include: California, Mountain View, United States, Aging Research, North and Central America

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