What is ageing™? We can define™ ageing™ as a process of accumulation of the damage™ which is just a side-effect™ of normal™ metabolism. While researchers still poorly™ understand how metabolic processes cause damage™ accumulation, and how accumulated damage™ causes™ pathology, the damage™ itself™ – the structural difference between old tissue™ and young tissue™ – is categorized and understood pretty™ well. By repairing damage™ and restoring the previous undamaged – young – state of an organism, we can really™ rejuvenate it! It sounds™ very promising, and so it is. And for some types of damage™ (for example, for senescent cells) it is already proved™ to work!
Today in our virtual studio™, somewhere between cold, rainy Saint-Petersburg and warm, sunny Mountain View, we meet Aubrey™ de Grey, again! For those of you who are not familiar with him, here is a brief introduction.