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I do, and I asked my wife the same thing as we watched “The Immortalists,” a documentary about Doctors Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, who want to “live forever or die trying.”
It was a mind-expanding film. See http://medgroup.biz/the-immortalists
Personally, I watched my father writhe in pain, unable to turn on his side without assistance. I don’t want that for myself or my wife.
But The Immortalists wouldn’t have us deteriorate like that.
De Grey: “We’re interested not in slowing aging down but in actually reversing it, turning back the biological clock.”
Challenged on overpopulation, food and water supply, our carbon footprint, and mental degeneration, de Grey believes future scientific developments will accommodate an anti-aging revolution.
Andrews: “In 2011, the research lab in Harvard reversed aging in mice and these mice actually became younger using telomere-lengthening technology.”
He explains our chromosomes are like long shoelaces. The caps at the end of our chromosomes are telomeres. When cells divide, telomeres shorten, so human cells know how old they are.
Telomerase is the enzyme that lengthens the telomere and Bill, CEO of http://sierrasci.com, is trying to figure out a way to turn on human telomerase. If he does, he theorizes, the human cell would then become immortal.
Bill and Liz Parrish, CEO of BioViva Sciences and leading voice for genetic cures, will discuss “A Cure for Aging?” at our annual meeting, the 10x Medical Device Conference (May 2016, San Diego): http://medgroup.biz/About-10x
So what do you think?
Do you want to live forever?
Is aging a disease we need to cure?
See http://medgroup.biz/the-immortalists and let’s continue the conversation.
We have 754 registered for next week’s webinar, http://medgroup.biz/New-CE-Marking-Rules
1,059 registered for today’s event (starts at 1 p.m. New York time), http://medgroup.biz/ISO-13485-webinar – seats still available
These are great, free resources made available by notified body TUV SUD, and quality management system experts greenlight.guru.
Thanks to both of you!
And group members, if you have content we should share with the worldwide group as a webinar, please propose it to me over email at [email protected].
An invitation to a free, virtual IBM event courtesy of my friend, IBM’s Ryan Begley: “The Business of Things Jam” beginning October 14th through the 16th.
Register at http://medgroup.biz/IoT-Jam (online only event)
It’s a brainstorming event where C-suite executives in the electronics industry will discuss challenges and best practices – all toward identifying actions the industry can take to be successful in the era of connected devices, or the Internet of Things (IoT).
See you on the 13485 webinar shortly,
P.S. You can meet Bill Andrews, Liz Parrish, IBM’s Ryan Begley, and Jon Speer (today’s ISO 13485 presenter) at the 10x Conference in May. Request a 10x brochure at http://medgroup.biz/About-10x
Other than that, it struck me as a marketing video, intended to generate demand.
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