It’s funny that people often talk about aging without a real understanding of what aging is. They talk about the aches and pains that come with getting older and yet remain oblivious to the actual processes that are driving aging.
Aging is a series of processes that include direct damage, accumulation of cellular waste, errors, and imperfect repairs as well as the responses to them. These processes result in the familiar signs of aging and ultimately to the development of age-related diseases that eventually kill us.
Understanding these processes gives us insights into how we might directly intervene against the aging hallmarks to prevent age-related diseases.
Researchers are working on solutions to each of these hallmarks right now, and you can see how progress is going by checking out the Rejuvenation Roadmap. Also, if you wish to learn more about each of the hallmarks, you can find more information by clicking on one of the hallmarks below.