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? A confluence of medical breakthroughs, investors hungry for hidden gold, and hopeful radical life extension advocates are hotly pursuing answers to that question. Thinkers have been imagining this moment for some time as you'll learn reading the history of the anti-aging research movement. Why is research and investment coming of age now and what happens if we find the answer? Most importantly, how will it all 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.