A Podcast Interview With Aubrey de Grey

From a few weeks back, an audio interview with Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation:

Anti-aging scientist and biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey told [the host] about his work with the SENS Foundation, an organization he founded with the purpose of defeating aging. According to him, aging is treated as a disease that should be defeated by targeting the 7 cellular activities that cause us to age. Dr. de Grey discussed the science that researchers at SENS are studying to back up the claim that we could live to 1000 years some day soon. "The problem is the funding," de Grey said. "We've been trying to fight what we've described as the pro-aging trance." The pro-aging trance, according to Dr. de Grey, is the social conception we have that death is inevitable. "No one wants to keep cancer, no one wants to keep heart disease, so what would we want to keep aging?" de Grey asks. Part of Aubrey de Grey's work is marketing his ideas and helping to diminish the acceptance society has of death. Citing his long beard which [the interviewer] said looked "like Rasputin's," de Grey said, "This is something my team and I have discussed. It's something that helps me stick in people's minds."

[The interviewers] briefly talked about the social, economic, and cultural consequences of a longer life extension. When [the interviewers] pressed de Grey on these issues, Aubrey reiterated that his work is not a "longevity issue, but a health care issue, so stop thinking of it that way please." Aubrey pressed that the key for his scientific success lies in his publicity: getting more exposure and raising money through his foundation.

Link: http://glucksolutions.podomatic.com/entry/index/2013-01-18T12_39_16-08_00


I'm glad Aubrey is refocusing his efforts on curing the diseases of aging, rather than aging itself. This is a brilliant change in marketing and PR. Interesting that he is saying this now, given my push for this move both here in the comments on on the relevant Facebook groups. Perhaps he got my message. :-)

Posted by: Paul Hughes at February 5th, 2013 12:26 PM

I wish to send Aubrey De Grey a relevant book titled:"How To Stop Death" which is definitely useful for his research.
Positive response it received, was overwhelming. Members of British House of Commons numbering 236, 47 from Australian parliament, 32 from parliament of Sri Lanka 156 from India’s Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and 159 from Bangladesh parliament contacted the author through Linkedin by the end of March. 124 from Harvard University, 120 from JNU and Delhi University, 21 from Hebrew University of Jerusalem 59 professors from International Islamic university of Islamabad and over 20 professors from International Islamic University of Chitagong Bangladesh and 96 independent professionals which included in the 3671 ebook recipients contacted the author through Linkedin as per list given to him by Linkedin. From Feb. 22, 2013 onwards the ebook was sent to over 22,000 throughout the English speaking world. Basically because of the book titled: "How To Stop Death", Google is having a page on author Keerthi Kelegama which gives links to various sites, especially in US giving details of him.
However I need Dr. De Greys email address, Keerthi

Posted by: keerthi Kelegama at July 7th, 2013 1:18 AM
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