Aging: The seven deadly sins

Aubrey de Grey, a British researcher on aging, has drawn a roadmap of how we can defeat biological aging.

Normal metabolism leads to cell damage -- the goal of Gerontology is to prevent the damage before it happens. Geriatric medicine is about ameliorating the pathology of the damage.

cell-damage-1The focus of damage control is on the long-lived molecules. Also there is possible control of genes by the FOXO protein -- the activation of the latent ability of the cell for self-repair.

Cell-damage-2Using a mouse model some of the targets for damage control have been successful.

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