(PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Current anti-aging strategies try to prevent the damage from occurring in the first place or to try to prevent the damage from creating pathology. Neither are effective as long-term strategies because both damage arising from metabolism and pathology arising from damage are ongoing processes.
"What we can do instead, de Grey proposes, is to periodically repair the damage itself," says First Class Posting, "The repair jobs don’t have to be perfect. They just have to be good enough to keep the damage below the threshold that will trigger age-causing pathology."
"We don’t need a huge, dramatic scientific breakthrough in order to start extending life; scientists don’t have to find a way to extend the lifespan by 1,000 years all at once." First Class Posting concludes, "We just need a series of smaller, incremental advances."
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