Have you heard all the buzzing around Telomerase? Or seen the documentary style films such as The Immortalists? There are those out there that believe human aging is just an accumulation of damage over time, which can be cured. This implies an extended lifespan. Here is an article from Life Extension Foundation on the current “hot topic” area of focus for anti-aging scientist, Willam H. Andrews, PhD.
I find this research fascinating. Life extension is, after all, a goal of medicine. Life extension isn’t enough though. Just ask anyone who has been suffering from illness or chronic pain. A great quality of life is just as, or more, important than extending lifespan.