An introduction.

Good day to you!

The purpose of this blog is to explore the phenomenon of aging and associated diseases from the perspective of a scientist with a drug development background. My goal is to balance optimism and rationality to evaluate courses of action to minimize and perhaps even reverse age related declines in function.

Forestalling the process of aging was the inspiration for my focus on molecular biology in my training and career even though that has not been a direct focus of much of my work.

There are many disconnects between what we know about aging and how we choose to live. Therefore healthy aging is an interdisciplinary lifestyle ranging from philosophy to physiology and from minds to molecules.

In my next post I will take a look at cancer and review some recent insights into the deep evolutionary origins of the lifestyle of the cancer cell.

In the meantime you can check out The Life Extension Foundation (www.lef .org) and The Methuselah Mouse Prize (www.mprize.org).