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Story of Life

For many years, conventional wisdom was that aging was a degenerative process. Your body, it was believed, wore out over time like an old car. 

It has now become clear that this theory is incorrect.

A flood of scientific data is overturning the old worldview about aging.


Aging, it turns out, is a highly choreographed biologic process, under evolutionary selection pressure. Aging is controlled by genes. And aging is controlled by hormones. Most cells don't age on their own. They are told to age, by exogenous signals. Diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer, are regulated by a biological clock--which is why, for example, rodents get cancer at only 18 months of age, and dogs get Alzheimer's disease at only 10 or 15 years of age.

And because aging is under control of genes and hormones, we can be optimistic about being able to control or alter the aging process.


In fact, almost every month, new genes that regulate aging are being identified. In almost every species tested, scientists have been able to slow aging and extend lifespan--sometimes by almost 20-fold. In some species, scientists have even been able to reverse hallmarks of aging.

We know that there are animals that don't age. And we know there are some animals that can age backwards, like some jellyfish. And just as human beings learned to fly, and learned to breath under water, we may be able to conquer aging.

It's an exciting time for anti-aging research. Ambrosia BioLongevity is pursuing what seemed impossible just a few years ago: a cure for aging.

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