Humanity has long searched for the fountain of youth. Some legends have called it the philosopher’s stone. Others have called it immortality. But whatever name you use, with the passing today of Dick Clark, the idea of finally overcoming death seems as out of reach as it ever has.
One of my areas of focus will be what those on the inside like to call Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS). In other words, a way to halt the aging process.
Scientists already know a number of lifeforms that have figured this out. Most applicable to my research are turtles, some species of which appear to live indefinitely as long as they avoid disease and physical trauma. As I’m getting up there in years, it’s especially important that we discover the cure to aging as soon as possible.
The ultimate objective of SENS is the eventual elimination of age-related diseases and infirmity by repeatedly reducing the state of senectitude in the organism. The SENS project consists of implementing a series of periodic medical interventions designed to repair, prevent, or render irrelevant all the types of molecular and cellular damage that cause age-related pathology and degeneration in order to avoid debilitation and death from age-related causes.
I’m happy to report of a possible breakthrough. This article highlights a clinical trial on lab rats that succeeded in doubling their lifespan. The treatment, Buckminsterfullerene, works by reducing the oxidative stress that causes aging.
Knowing that we are that much closer to eliminating the aging process has me feeling young again. I call upon all researchers in this area to get in touch with me so that we can start working together.
That is all.