11 July 2008

New in Gerontology

To overcome old age, it is necessary to know what the aging process is.

Gerontology (Greek: γέροντος – old man) is a science that studies the mechanisms and causes of aging from the molecular and cellular levels to the body and society as a whole, including psychological and social aspects of aging, methods of its prevention and rejuvenation techniques, as well as the relevant section of practical medicine.

Gerontology (at least in theory) seeks to prolong human life by not lengthening old age, but increasing the active period of a person's life, actually prolonging his youth, not old age.

Modern gerontology offers many methods of prolonging the active phase of life, minimizing the inevitable consequences of aging. The search for new, more effective ways to prevent aging, prolong life and treat diseases characteristic of the elderly is one of the main areas of research in the field of biomedicine and other life sciences.

The current level of development of science allows us to hope for a speedy solution to the issue of prolonging youth and healthy longevity. One may not believe in victory over death, but one cannot but admit that over the past 100 years people have already extended their lives for several decades. Even according to the most conservative forecasts, in the near future we will see dramatic changes: world science is successfully searching for methods of rejuvenation and prolongation of life.

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