Heales - promoting active and healthy ageing
Each day 100,000 people die of the effects of old age. Aging is responsible for 90% of deaths in Western countries and two-thirds of deaths in the world.
Aging doesn’t just cause innumerable deaths, it is also the source of many debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, muscle wasting, decline of vision and hearing, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, …
The only way to prevent these illnesses linked to aging is to attack the root cause – that is aging itself. It is time to start working towards solutions to this universal human tragedy.
Heales raises awareness of new developments in the area of biogerontolgy (the science of aging). We promote and support anti-aging research. Our newest initiative to support scientific research is the creation of a peer-reviewed journal called the Heales Journal of Biogerontology (HJB).
"AGEING RESEARCH IS CLEARLY GAINING MOMENTUM … BRINGING HOPE THAT AT SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE WE WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP AGE-RELATED DISEASES AT BAY BY SUPPRESSING AGEING ITSELF"
Marie-Thérèse Heemels, Nature, 2010, 464(7288): 503 (voor het artikel, klik hier)
For a speech made in Cambridge about the "Collective advantages of Life extension" (Fifth SENS conference, Rejuvenation biotechnologies, September 2011):
For a recent, fantastic article on aging by David Gems:
For an article on the ethics of life extension: