Friday, May 08, 2009

Fountain of Youth

I have recently had the time to listen to a number of Futures in Biotech podcasts. A few of them have to do with research on how to extend life expectancy; for example, the episode with Dr. Cynthia Kenyon. For a while it has been thought that calorie restriction could extend life and slow aging. Dr. Kenyon's research seems to offer an explanation for why we might see those effects.

An other interesting episode is the one with guest Aubrey de Grey speaking on the Thousand Year Lifespan. While de Gray's over all proposal sounds outrageous, his description of individual problems to be solved sounds quiet logical.

The second episode of the podcast involved aging. I think I need to give it a listen.


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