Ageing and AIDS have immuno deficiency syndrome in common.
As cells stop dividing in upper years, immunity diminishes.
The elderly face the same sentence as the AIDS population. For some
reason more money is funded for AIDS cure than for AGE cure.
Talk about the cure for AIDS gets received well in the media and
social conversation. Mention arresting the aging process by whatever
means or calling it 'disease' or genetically programmed cellular division
cessation, or God's Plan, and the subject is emotionally dismissed as
It took awhile to educate the public on the benefits of giving up smoking.
It is and has been an emotional challenge.
How long will it take to interest the public, and more specifically the
decision makers, to consider funding research to stop the aging process?
Decision makers include congressmen to direct govt funding and investors in
sector who would like to benefit financially from R&D breakthroughs.
Is it acceptable for someone to profit by investing capital in research
that would benefit mankind? There would be windfall profits overnight if
some privately held biotech corp could manipulate telomerase into healthy
cells for perpetual division.
Show me a company that I can buy stock in that focuses exclusively on
such research and I'll quickly grab some of my sleeping IRA's to invest at
obviously increased risk. Not only will I increase my chance of living
longer, but my chance of sharing in the profit structure.
We all stand to benefit by increased funding for ageing research. We all
face the challenge of communicating the feasibility of it. There are an
overwhelming number of skeptics. Which is natural. The world was flat
once, before CC did some communication tactics.
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