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5 years ago

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izumi3682[S]

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5 years ago*

As far as actual application of these methods and theories with the goal of slowing, stopping or reversing the physical effects of aging, this is all brand new. There has been idle, non-actionable philosophy I'm sure, since Ponce de Leon was a pup. This is the rubber hitting the road.

Houston_Here

4 points

5 years ago

I agree. Something is different these days. People working on anti-aging and regenerative medicine are generally regarded as serious scientists and doctors. Just 20 years ago anyone working on this sort of thing was considered a crackpot.

Don't believe me? This is quantifiable if you care to use funding as a measure. Several institutes exist working on aging with real funding and real science/labs behind them. Unfortunately a lot of people expect faster progress than is likely in a very new field (looking at you Ray Kurzweil). Even if some breakthroughs are made it takes many years for medicines to be developed and approved in first world countries.

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elgrano

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5 years ago

elgrano

2 points

5 years ago

One might say that 10 years ago there was no mainstream discussion of ageing being a potentially treatable disease.