At Fjord Kitchen Madrid "Glimpse into the Future of Health" event (January 2014), the internationally renowned biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey, SENS Research Foundation Chief Science Officer, offered a talk about his research on combating the ageing process.
According to De Grey, while we have become increasingly good at stopping people from dying early, we haven’t been able to make comparable progress with on the diseases of old age. And why is that? Because “they are not really diseases; they’re aspects of a process that goes on throughout life that we call aging, and ageing is a side effect of being alive. So we need to start thinking of the diseases of old age in a different way in order to understand how we might actually address them with medicine.”