The staggering claims were made by Dr Aubrey de Grey, a Harrow and Cambridge-educated biomedical theorist who has made a name for himself for his research into preventing ageing, according to a report in Daily Mail.
Dr de Grey, the co-founder and chief science officer of Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Research Foundation, based in California, says he is developing a new form of medicine based on regenerative therapies.
Dr Aubrey de Grey described the human body as being like a is a ‘machine with moving parts’ and that damage accumulated during its lifetime was part of life.
However Dr de Grey’s research team are working on a new type of regenerative therapies. It has been well backed financially with support from leading figures at Google and Paypal.
‘By reconstructing the structured order of the living machinery of our tissues, these rejuvenation biotechnologies will restore the normal functioning of the body’s cells and essential biomolecules, returning aging tissues to health and bringing back the body’s youthful vigor,’ the SENS Research Foundation claims.