Friday, 8 February 2013

Ending Aging, by Aubrey de Grey

Aubrey de Grey is an English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology and the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging.
He is perhaps best known for his view that human beings could, in theory, live to life-spans far in excess of that which any authenticated cases have lived to today.
De Grey's research focuses on whether regenerative medicine can thwart the aging process. He works on the development of what he calls "Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence" (SENS), a tissue-repair strategy intended to rejuvenate the human body and allow negligible senescence.
To this end, he has identified seven types of molecular and cellular damage caused by essential metabolic processes. SENS is a proposed panel of therapies designed to repair this damage.

The book ‘Ending-Aging’ is not a technical book at such, but it does have few heavy medicine themes in to. However, de Grey is the one to watch when it come to the end of aging.

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