A Maintenance Approach to Combat Aging-Related Diseases

Video Overview

During this 2012 interview on Critical Thought TV, SRF CSO Dr. Aubrey de Grey explains the rationale behind the SENS model for treating age-related disease. Comparing the human body -- essentially, a highly elaborate biological machine -- to simple man-made machines, Dr. de Grey suggests that we can best approach the diseases of aging by using a damage-repair or ‘maintenance’ approach. In short, he explains that regenerative medical techniques can be used as preventative maintenance to repair damage that accumulates during the course of life and leads to such aging-related diseases as heart disease and cancer.