Last century we found treatments for cancer, developed antibiotics, expanded medical imaging systems, and made heart interventions commonplace. This century can we slow the aging process? Investors are saying yes! Their capital is part of a confluence that includes medical breakthroughs and hopeful radical life extension advocates. Together, they're making the elimination or slowing of aging look like a realistic goal. Thinkers have been imagining this moment for some time as you'll learn reading the history of the anti-aging research movement. People are debating the ethics of longevity but what happens if we find the solution for aging and end the process of growing old? Most importantly, how will it impact you?
Image at left depicting causes of cell senescence is courtesy of the Journal of Cell Biology. The image can be enlarged at its source.