How to End Aging: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxOxbridge
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. In this presentation from TEDxOxbridge on May 17 2014, Dr. Aubrey de Grey explains how 'aging' and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, and so forth, are just different ways of looking at the same process of life-long damage accumulation. He outlines the seven categories of damage that build up in human bodies and their relationship with different pathologies, and highlights the potential of regenerative medicine to repair the underlying damage before symptoms even begin to appear.