All in all our relationship with aging leaves much to be desired. A majority of the general public thinks of aging as inevitable and natural, a fact of life written in stone rather than a medical condition that may one day be curable. Comparatively few people know that the effects of aging can be very modestly slowed by lifestyle choices such as calorie restriction, just as is the case for many other medical conditions. Ongoing research aimed at repairing known types of age-related cellular damage in order to produce true rejuvenation, the prevention and reversal of frailty and disability in the old, does not receive the widespread publicity and support it deserves.
Fight Aging! began as a longevity science and advocacy blog in 2004, an outgrowth of the similar non-profit organization the Longevity Meme, that itself ran as a news service and online resource from 2001 to 2011. Both projects originate with Reason, an advocate and technologist with a long-standing interest in the development of longevity-enhancing biotechnology for humans.
The mission of Fight Aging! remains the same as it was at the outset: to encourage the development of medical technologies, lifestyles, and other means that will help people live comfortably, healthily, and capably for as long as they desire, well beyond the current limits of mortality.
Fight Aging! exists to help ensure that work to create extended human longevity becomes well known, supported, and accepted throughout the world. To this end, Fight Aging! publishes material intended to publicize, educate, and raise awareness of progress in longevity science and the potential offered by future research - these are activities that form a vital step on the road towards far healthier, far longer lives for all.
Fight Aging! also from time to time supports fundraising initiatives that expand relevant scientific research and other programs connected with extension of healthy life spans, such as the work of the Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation.
Fight Aging! pursues the following goals at the present time: 1) introduce more people to healthy life extension practices, longevity science, and the associated community of researchers, advocates, and supporters; 2) make it easier to find useful, reputable, scientific information on efforts and means to extend healthy life span; and 3) drive more funding into longevity research and the development of rejuvenation biotechnology.
Until longevity advocacy movements become louder, more active, and more mainstream, progress in developing the means to postpone and reverse the biological damage of aging will continue to be frustratingly slow. There is a great deal of work remaining to accomplish.
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The Causes of Aging
- Accumulating AGEs
- Buildup of Amyloid Between Cells
- The Failing Adaptive Immune System
- The Failing Innate Immune System
- Declining Lysosomal Function
- Mitochondrial DNA Damage
- Nuclear DNA Damage
- Buildup of Senescent Cells
- Other Causes of Aging
Archives and Feeds
- Monthly News and Blog Archives
- Newsletter Archive
- Using the Fight Aging! Content Feeds
- Fight Aging! on the Kindle
- Calorie Restriction
- The Community, Visualized
- Enthusiasm for the Slow Road
- Envisaging a World Without the FDA
- How to Argue for Longevity Science
- The Odds of Human Longevity Mutations
- The Need For Activism and Advocacy
- SENS: Engineered Negligible Senescence
- Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine
- The Three Types of Aging Research
- Twelve Ways to Extend Mouse Life Span
- Transhumanism and Human Longevity
- What is Anti-Aging?
- Why Prioritize SENS Research?
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