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Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One 625

theodp writes "In a letter to Sergey Brin, Maria Konovalenko urges the Google founder to pursue his interest in the topics of aging and longevity. 'Defeating or simply slowing down aging,' writes Konovalenko, 'is the most useful thing that can be done for all the people on the planet.' Calling for research into longevity gene therapy, extending lifespan pharmacologically, and studying close species that differ significantly in lifespan, Konovalenko says 'it is crucial to make numerous medical organizations recognize aging as a disease. If medical organizations were to recognize aging as a disease, it could significantly accelerate progress in studying its underlying mechanisms and the development of interventions to slow its progress and to reduce age-related pathologies. The prevailing regard for aging as a "natural process" rather than a disease or disease-predisposing condition is a major obstacle to development and testing of legitimate anti-aging treatments. This is the largest market in the world, since 100% of the population in every country suffers from aging.'"
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  • by xevioso ( 598654 ) on Friday August 16, 2013 @06:55PM (#44589255)

    German is a funny language.

    In the card game Magic the Gathering, there are cards that do points of damage to players.

    In German, the word used translates not to damage, but to "suffering."

    As in, "I play a lightning bolt against you. Take three points of SUFFERING!!!!"

  • by Isara ( 869637 ) on Friday August 16, 2013 @07:23PM (#44589575)

    I say sterilize after one. And heavy tax burdens for families with more than one child. Irresponsible breading will be the death of us all.

    You would not want to fry the population with mass-produced tasteless breading. To bread the right way, I suggest the following:

    1 dozen eggs (per human)
    1 lb flour
    3 boxes of bread crumbs
    herbs and seasonings to taste

    1) Mix seasonings in bread crumbs.
    2) Coat a damp human in flour.
    3) Dunk human in eggs and then roll it around in the bread crumb mixture

    Then you can fry and bake the human, but make sure that it's fully-cooked. You can get diseases from undercooked human.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 16, 2013 @11:56PM (#44591355)

    Typical Pepsi-loving pussy argument.

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