What is life extension?

Life Extension

Life extension science, also known as anti-aging medicine, experimental gerontology, and biomedical gerontology, is the study of slowing down or reversing the processes of aging to extend both the maximum and average lifespan. Some researchers in this area, and "life extensionists" or "longevists" (those who wish to achieve longer lives themselves), believe that future breakthroughs in tissue rejuvenation with stem cells, molecular repair, and organ replacement (such as with artificial organs or xenotransplantations) will eventually enable humans to have indefinite lifespans (agerasia) through complete rejuvenation to a healthy youthful condition.

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Sandy Shaw - Works - Books
... Life Extension A Practical Scientific Approach (ISBN 0-446-51229-X, Warner Books, 1982), The Life Extension Companion (Warner Books), The Life Extension Weight Loss Manual, and Freedom ...
Life Extension Foundation
... The Life Extension Foundation (LEF) is a non-profit research-based foundation headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, established by co-founders Saul Kent and William Faloon in 1980 ... Its primary purpose is to fund research and disseminate information on life extension, preventive medicine, anti-aging and optimal health as well as sports performance, with a focus on hormonal ...
Saul Kent - Organizational Activities
... During that period, he had two books published Future Sex and The Life-Extension Revolution ... His third book, Your Personal Life Extension Program, was published in 1985 ... In 1980, Kent started the Life Extension Foundation, a membership organization that informs people about the latest advances in the life extension sciences, sells dietary supplements, and funds life ...
Life Extension - Aging As A Disease
... It would stimulate pharmaceutical companies to develop life extension therapies and in the United States of America, it would also increase the regulation of the anti-agin ...

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