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What if aging weren’t inevitable, but a curable disease?

Since ancient times, aging has been viewed as simply inevitable, unstoppable, nature's way. "Natural causes" have long been blamed for deaths among the old, even if they died of a recognized pathological condition. The medical writer Galen argued back in the second century AD that aging is a natural process.

His view, the acceptance that one can die simply of old age, has dominated ever since. We think of aging as the accumulation of all the other conditions that get more common as we get older - cancer, dementia, physical frailty. All that tells us, though, is that we’re going to sicken and die; it doesn't give us a way to change it.

But a growing number of scientists are questioning our basic conception of aging. What if you could challenge your death - or even prevent it altogether? What if the panoply of diseases that strike us in old age are symptoms, not causes? What would change if we classified aging itself as the disease?

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Infosys says Covid-19 related risks could hit profitability, CEO compensation jumps 27%

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China’s war on India: Xi is playing for high stakes for another major plank in Chinese nationalism

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Infosys among UK firms accessing Rishi Sunak’s Covid Job Retention Scheme

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