Sipping from the fountain of youth

08.10.2012                      22.Tischrei. 5773                      Schmini Azaret

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Sipping from the fountain of youth

Israeli physician, gerontologist and futurist Dr. Yaakov Ben-Shaul has written a new book on promoting longevity.

While it’s debatable whether most people would want to live to their 120th birthdays or beyond, it seems that medical discoveries and innovations – some of them Israeli – will significantly reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in the coming years, from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to diabetes and cancers. Nanotechnology, stem cells, organ replacement, more effective drugs and disease prevention will, according to some futurists, make the world a more crowded place and give funeral directors much more leisure time….