Author: Dan Perry
Date: November 15th, 2011
A story from the Agence France-Press wire service documents the strides being taken toward greater understanding of the aging process. The AFP highlighted a new technique out of France by which “cells from elderly donors can be rejuvenated as stem cells, erasing the ravages of age and showing that aging is reversible.”
The AFP was kind enough to quote me on the importance of such techniques: “The hope here is not to extend life span but to extend the health span.” Giving people a shot at a healthier old age is just as important as giving them a longer old age. To learn more, take a look at the study which the AFP story references.