June 8, 2010

Screening of TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE on Wednesday, July 7th in East Hampton, New York

Painting by David Slater

Prior to its release to the general public on July 16th, Robert Kane Pappas, will host a special screening of  TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE at The Ross School, 18 Good Friend Drive in East Hampton, on July 7th at 6 pm.  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mr. Pappas and Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Biomedical Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation.  Dr. de Grey is one of the most controversial figures in the field of aging and longevity today.  His particpation in the Q&A guarantees a lively, challenging (and fun) discussion will follow.

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Dr Johnty June 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Dr. de Grey is well worth seeing I wish I could attend! His theory of the accumulation and solutions is very compeling. For those that are interested these are the vital 7 causes.

1. Cell death and atrophy: Treatable with exercise, stem cells, and chemicals which stimulate cell division.

2. Cancerous cells: Theoretically treatable with a type of gene therapy being developed, called Whole Body Interdiction of Lengthening of Telomeres (WILT).

3. Mutant mitochondria: Mutated DNA in the mitochondria causes a number of diseases. These can be prevented by moving the mitochondrial DNA into the cell nucleus, where the rest of the DNA resides.

4. Cell senescence (unwanted cells): Fat cells and other unwanted cruft can be removed surgically, or by stimulating the immune system to attack unwanted cells.

5. Extracellular crosslinks (loss of elasticity): Certain proteins, such as those in cells making up the arteries, become too rigid over time because they bond to each other. These bonds can be broken with certain chemicals (some in clinical trials even today).

6 Extracellular junk: “Plaque” which collects between cells can be eliminated by stimulating the immune system, and/or by using peptides called “beta-breakers.”

7. Intracellular junk: Molecular garbage can be prevented from overwhelming certain cells by introducing enzymes which are known to be effective against such molecules.

I would also check out the following regarding Aubrey de Grey

and also the following about Ray Kurzweil if this lot does not wet your appetite for joining the war on aging nothing will!

Noel Thomas Patton June 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

What did you end up saying about Telomerase Activation?
PS: do I need to sign up to attend the East Hampton screening?

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