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Each day 100,000 people die of the effects of old age. Aging is responsible for 90% of deaths in Western countries and two-thirds of deaths in the world.
Aging doesn’t just cause innumerable deaths, it is also the source of many debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, muscle wasting, decline of vision and hearing, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ...
The only way to prevent these illnesses linked to aging is to attack the root cause – that is aging itself. It is time to start working towards solutions to this universal human tragedy.
Heales raises awareness of new developments in the area of biogerontolgy (the science of aging). We promote and support anti-aging research.
- EHA 2014 - Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing - A new age of long term health and longevity - Brussels, October 1st 2014. You can watch the videos on a dedicated Youtube channel.
Next meeting of Heales:
Sunday, January 10, at the "Mort Subite" in Brussels at 5.30 PM. Meeting each first Sunday of the month (except in January). See "Meetings" tab for more information.
- The Longevity Day on Tuesday 1st of October in the Brussels Museum of Natural History. Pictures and Videos (In French): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 (Debate)
"Ageing research is clearly gaining momentum … bringing hope that at some time in the future we will be able to keep age-related diseases at bay by suppressing ageing itself"
Marie-Thérèse Heemels, Nature, 2010, 464(7288): 503 (for the article, click here)
An interesting article about aging:
An article about the etics of life extention in French:
"We want to live forever, and we're getting there."
Bill Clinton, 8th Annual Millennium Evening, White House, oktober 1999