Researchers have proposed that the aging process may be a disease.
London (WiredPRNews.com) – Researchers on aging are now studying the process as a possible disease. As reported by Reuters, some experts have suggested that by examining the biological process from a new perspective, it may be beneficial for finding more effective drugs for age related conditions.
David Gems, biogerontologist who recently presented at a London based aging conference, “Turning Back the Clock,” is quoted by Reuters as stating of the issue, “If aging is seen as a disease, it changes how we respond to it. For example, it becomes the duty of doctors to treat it… Because aging is not viewed as a disease, the whole process of bringing drugs to market can’t be applied to drugs that treat aging. This creates a disincentive to pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs to treat it.”
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