Monday, November 24, 2008

Anti-Aging

Anti-aging research is getting more attention, centered recently on resveratrol and efforts to correct mitochondrial malfunction. The Wired article quotes Super Collide favorite, the phenomenally bearded Aubrey de Grey "Powered flight research was fruitless until it wasn't.... The harder we try, the sooner we'll succeed."

We've discussed these anti-aging drugs before, more on the provocative Dr. De Grey here. While I'm at it, here's an article on the biologically immortal hydra.

(image credit: bristlecone pines may live 5,000 years, wikipedia.org)