Last century we found treatments for cancer, developed antibiotics, expanded medical imaging systems, and made heart interventions commonplace. This century can we slow the aging process? Investors are saying yes! They're part of a confluence of medical breakthroughs, investors hungry for hidden gold, and hopeful radical life extension advocates that are making the elimination or slowing of aging a potential reality. Thinkers have been imagining this moment for some time as you'll learn reading the history of the anti-aging research movement. People have debated the ethics of longevity. What happens if we find the solution for aging and end the process of growing old? Most importantly, how will it all impact you?
Image at left depicting causes of cell senescence is courtesy of the Journal of Cell Biology. The image can be enlarged at its source.