June 1, 2006 – Aubrey de Grey – How to Live 1,000 Years

June 1, 2006

  • Social interaction
  • Discussion of current issues and events
  • And a lively conversation with our featured speaker

Aubrey de Grey
Editor, Rejuvenation Research

How to Live 1,000 Years:
Prospects and Reasons for
Indefinitely Extending Healthy Life

Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist at the University of Cambridge, England.

He is the editor of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s only peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging.

His research interests encompass the etiology of all the accumulating and eventually pathogenic molecular and cellular side-effects of metabolism “damage” that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair or obviate that damage.

He has developed a possibly comprehensive plan for such repair, termed Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), which breaks the aging problem down into seven major classes of damage and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one.

A key aspect of SENS is that it can potentially extend healthy lifespan without limit, even though these repair processes will never be perfect, as the repair only needs to approach perfection rapidly enough to keep the overall level of damage below pathogenic levels. De Grey has termed this required rate of improvement of repair therapies “life extension escape velocity.”

Photo credit: Poppy Berry.

We gather at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month and begin our organized meeting around 7:30. The featured speaker is normally introduced at about 8. The meeting continues until about 10.?Discussions are lively, but polite. Participation by attendees is highly encouraged.

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