March 05, 2014

For a better century

Centenarians epitomise our fears about growing old - Avi and me discuss why centenarians might not be role models for life extension. They have been lucky and are pretty vital for their age, but unfortunately they are still very frail. My 103 year old grandmother can certainly not fence like when she was in the olympics!

This is what we need to fix in ageing. Either slow the fundamental process down (hard!) or reduce the accumulation of damage (tricky, but less hard). Just treating symptoms may make life better, but not fundamentally better.

Posted by Anders3 at March 5, 2014 10:11 AM