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Author Zhavoronkov, Alex.
Title The ageless generation : how advances in biomedicine will transform the global economy / Alex Zhavoronkov.
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
ISBN 9780230342200 (hbk.)
0230342205 (hbk.)
OCLC No. 812068551
Description xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Over the past twenty years, the biomedical research community has been delivering hundreds of breakthroughs expected to extend human lifespan beyond thresholds imaginable today. However, much of this research has not yet been adopted into clinical practice, nor has it been widely publicized. Just as the Internet and mobile communications were interwoven into our everyday lives over the past two decades, biomedicine will transform our society forever by allowing people to live longer and to continue working and contributing financially to the economy longer, rather than entering into retirement and draining the economy through pensions and senior healthcare. With a refocusing of medical national resources to regenerative medicine, old age will become a concept of the past, breakthroughs in regenerative medicine will continue, and an unprecedented boom to the global economy, with an influx of older able-bodied workers and consumers, will be a reality. A leading expert in aging research, author Alex Zhavoronkov provides a helicopter view on the progress science has already made, from repairing tissue damage to growing functional organs from a single cell, and illuminates the possibilities that the scientific and medical community will soon make into realities. The Ageless Generation is an engaging work that causes us to rethink our ideas of age and ability in the modern world."
Author Zhavoronkov, Alex.
Subject Medical innovations -- Social aspects.
Longevity -- Forecasting.
Aging -- Prevention.

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