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Aubrey de Grey Explains How Regenerative Medicine Will Combat Aging

Thursday, April 25, 2013


 Anti-Aging
According to Aubrey de Grey, there are only seven types of damage that need to be addressed by regenerative medicine in order to solve the aging problem.
Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist and the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a charity dedicated to combating the aging process.

According to de Grey, there are only seven types of damage that need to be addressed by regenerative medicine in order to solve the aging problem:

1. Cell loss / cell atrophy
2. Division-obsessed cells (cancer)
3. Death-resistant cells
4. Mitochondrial mutations
5. Intracellular junk
6. Extracellular junk
7. Extracellular cross-links


In the TED presentation, de Grey also outlines how each form of damage:


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De Grey says that regenerative medicine will bring about the remedies to all seven forms of damage in the future.  His definition of regenerative medicine is any intervention that seeks to restore the structure of a tissue or organ to its state before it suffered damage.

De Grey is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world's highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. His research targets the accumulating and eventually pathogenic molecular and cellular side-effects of metabolism that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair or obviate them.

His comprehensive plan breaks aging down into seven major classes and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one. Dr. de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organisations.


SOURCE  TEDx Talks

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