Health & Wellness
It may sound like fiction but science is slowly unlocking secrets to aging.
Can we turn back the clock on aging? Maybe not, but by being kind to our body’s cells, we can slow the process, and take heart: scientific breakthroughs may one day add decades to our lives, says a University of Alberta cell biologist.
“Aging is a disease, not a fate, and science is helping to make that a reality,” said Torah Kachur, who teaches in the Faculty of Science and delivers public lectures about advances in cell biology and immunology.
Within 20 years—in time for the next generation—cell research will be advanced enough to slow down or even stop the aging process in humans, she said.
“Right now science is intervening post-disease, but the experts are asking, what if we apply cell therapies before you need them, so you never do? It sounds like science fiction in some ways, but there are scientifically sound step...Read more from this release