4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, California 94105

If aging is a disease, can there be a cure? Biomedical gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey thinks so, and has pioneered an approach to do just that.

Until now, medical science has tried to deal with aging in two main ways: conventional gerontology and geriatrics. The former focuses on the complex metabolic processes that cause aging damage, and attempts to use such things as drugs and supplements to try to prevent the damage. The latter attempts to sustain life and dignity in the face of age-related diseases caused by the damage. In contrast to these traditional approaches, de Grey proposes to repair, remove, replace, or render harmless the molecular and cellular lesions of aging to restore the structural integrity of human tissues to youthful levels. He calls this approach SENS, which stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence.

In his presentation, Dr. de Grey will outline the work in progress: the types of damage that underlie aging; the biotechnologies required to repair that damage; and the work of the SENS Foundation to open up bottlenecks in the pipeline leading to a comprehensive set of rejuvenating technologies.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D. is cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of the SENS Foundation, and author of the groundbreaking book "Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime."

$10 -- limited seating -- RSVP: [email protected]

Official Website: http://www.smartlifeforum.org

Added by FullCalendar on May 7, 2009

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