Ending Aging is an important book, a concise explanation of the SENS approach to the development of rejuvenation therapies. It is aimed at laypeople, but with enough depth for scientists to use it as a starting point for their own further reading as well. It covers the extensive evidence gathered by the research community over the decades to support the concept that aging is caused by the accumulation of a few classes of molecular damage to cells and tissues. It outlines proposed therapies that could, if fully developed, repair or work around that damage in order to remove its contribution to aging.
Since its publication in English, volunteers have translated Ending Aging into a number of other languages, and a Portuguese edition is now the latest to be published. Scientific translation is particularly challenging, and people who have both the requisite scientific knowledge and are multilingual do not exist in great numbers - so many thanks to the team who persevered to carry out this work.
Some months ago, we announced an initiative by Nicolas Chernavsky and Nina Torres Zanvettor to translate Ending Aging into Portuguese. As of today, the translated book is available in an electronic format on Amazon and is ready to reach millions more readers.
A classic book about the possibility of repairing the damage of aging is now available in the native tongue of hundreds of millions more people. The book Ending Aging, by the British biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae, has been published in Portuguese on June 5th. The book presents a series of possible strategies to repair the cellular and molecular damage that occurs in the human body throughout life. With these strategies, age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes, could be avoided.
Since it was published in 2007 in its original English version, the book has become a classic of biogerontology and has already been translated into German, Spanish, Russian and Italian. With the additional 250 million people that speak Portuguese as their native tongue, the number of people that can access the book's content more easily continues to rise.