A crucial terminological and conceptual point, which came into my mind, when I read this old Fight Aging! post: When experts, even the most comitted proponents are talking about radical life extension, they usually mention only a few hundreds or thousands years, and then put the enigmatic "more" tag at the end, but they are… Continue reading Maximum and/or radical life extension?
There are two main arguments supporting our modal statement: i., negative: there is not any particular natural law, neither biological, nor physical which excludes this possibility. ii., positive: we could extrapolate the technological draft of a regeneration treatment of the whole human body from the present results and methods of regenerative medicine. Concerning the first… Continue reading Why is partial immortalization theoretically and technologically possible?
The exact definition of stem cell is sometimes cloudy, but we do know 2 generally accepted criteria: stem cells are able to renew themselves and could differentiate into other type of cells. First, they are unspecialized, mitotic cells that renew themselves for any (i.e. long) periods through series of cell divisions, which result in similar… Continue reading Stem cells and regenerative medicine (very short introduction)
The aim of regenerative medicine is to regenerate all tissues and organs of the human body with the help of stem cells’ regenerative potential. Theoretically if all tissues and organs of an adult body were regenerated once, then it could be regenerated two and eventually n times. (Think of the scheme of a Proof by… Continue reading What is (and is not) partial immortalization?
Hi, I am Attila Chordash (say tshor-dash) = Attila Csordás (Hungarian), a last year PhD student, a trained molecular biologist and biotechnologist, and my topic is stem cell biology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine. I got a master’s degree in philosophy too. My plan here is to write an online book (bloog, blook) about Partial immortalization… Continue reading Let’s write a book about partial immortalization now online!