CSM On Healthy Life Extension

The Christian Science Monitor is running a piece on healthy life extension, the anti-aging marketplace and more serious science. There is some interest in the psychology that is pushing interest in extending healthy life spans: "They were raised in the post-World War II era of a booming economy, grew up watching the wonders of science fiction, and were told they lived in a world where everything was going to be possible. And then they're faced with death. That makes them angry." Most of those quoted are pessimistic on developing working anti-aging therapies - this is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Even progress in regenerative medicine, cancer and Alzheimer's research could together significantly extend healthy life spans.

Link: http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0805/p14s02-stct.html


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