Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Quest for Human Longevity: - A Correction

See also:
-- 'Books Forum' blog
-- 'Health Studies' blog



Greetings,

Recently an interesting story on aging and longevity has been published by the Vancouver Sun:

It's an Old Story
Scientists, Engineers Replace Alchemists, Novelists in The Quest for Human Longevity

By Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun

This is a well-written article, which requires some corrections in the part where our scientific activities are described. Attached below are the corrected excerpts, with corrections marked in bold. Then the explanation follows why these corrections are made:

"Dr. Leonid Gavrilov, an American-Russian longevity researcher working at the Center on Aging, NORC/University of Chicago, wrote in the IEEE Spectrum that:
"Many researchers now believe that one day the human life span could be greatly extended by replenishing aging organs with stem cells. We are just now starting down this road. Such regenerative medicine and tissue engineering may sound like science fiction, but a growing number of scientists are taking the first steps to grow tissues and organs to replace failed ones. Laboratories around the world are making progress in building replacement lung, kidney, liver, and heart tissue."

"Gavrilov and his wife, Natalia Gavrilova, galvanized longevity research with their 1991 book, The Biology of Life Span: A Quantitative Approach, which is still cited as an authority by Encyclopedia Britannica."

"The two scientists studied the mathematical models of reliability theory devised by engineers to assess systems failure in computers and other complex machines and then applied them to the human body, shedding light on why and how human beings age and then die."

Here is why the corrections are made. It was written in the published story:

"Dr. Leonid Gavrilov, a Russian longevity researcher working at the University of Chicago, where he's a director of the Centre of Aging..."

while in fact I am an American-Russian researcher, and not a director, please see my publicly available resume here:

http://longevity-science.org/CV-gavrilov.htm

It was also written in the published story that allegedly I
"...told The Independent that "replacing damaged organs to greatly extend the human lifespan by substituting young and healthy for old and failing is no longer science fiction."
I do not recall saying this, and, moreover, please see my original published statement on this topic in bold above.

Hope this helps.

It is amazing to see these inaccuracies happen when the reporters write their stories without even contacting the subjects involved (me in this case). Obviously these mistakes could be easily avoided if the reporters contact me before their publication.

Key words:
Human Longevity, Vancouver Sun, Stephen Hume, Leonid Gavrilov, Center on Aging, NORC, University of Chicago, Natalia Gavrilova, Biology of Life Span, reliability theory, The Independent, Life-Extension, anti-ageing, anti-aging, ageing, aging, longevity


Home:
Longevity Science Blog
and
The Quest for Human Longevity: - A Correction
Shorter weblink:
http://tinyurl.com/d59ul4



.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments:

Blogger Flower Girl Dresses said...

I was actually looking for this resource a few weeks back. Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom.This will absolutely going to help me in my projects .

I love it,Excellent article.I am decide to put this into use one of these days.Thank you for sharing this.To Your Success!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Flower Girl Dresses
Empire Wedding Dresses
New Style Wedding Dresses

2:07 AM  
Blogger Zheng junxai5 said...

zhengjx20160524
tiffany and co
fitflop clearance
longchamp le pliage
supra for sale
kobe 10
michael kors
asics shoes for men
kate spade
toms wedges
burberry outlet
replica rolex watches
cheap oakley sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
jordan 11
ray ban sunglasses outlet
adidas running shoes
louis vuitton outlet stores
ralph lauren polo
gucci bags
ray bans
kobe shoes
ray ban eyeglasses
adidas uk
juicy couture
coach outlet clearance
air jordan shoes
coach outlet store online clearances
coach outlet online
nike outlet store
fitflop shoes
toms
replica rolex watches
vans sneakers
christian louboutin sale clearance
louis vuitton purses
louis vuitton handbags
nike trainers sale
michael kors bags
adidas superstar shoes
fit flops

2:36 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home