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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.

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.

Recent news:

"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:

http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2011/4/aging-to-treat-or-not-to-treat

An article about the etics of life extention in French:

http://www.heales.org/nhs/documents/pdf/french_pdf/mortdelamort_decembre2013.pdf

"We want to live forever, and we're getting there."

http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1561/108.full.pdf

Bill Clinton, 8th Annual Millennium Evening, White House, oktober 1999

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