X-Message-Number: 13454
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 09:50:59 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #13443 - #13445

To Ed ("Shakehip"):
The theory in what you say starts with individual cells and their 
survival and then goes on to suggest that this implies something about
aging of whole animals. There are many steps between these two kinds
of event --- so many that the events which happen to individual cells
may not bear any immediately visible relation to those that happen
to whole people. After all, you lost lots of cells after you were
born and while your brain developed. 

In terms of DOING something about aging, the number of steps between
death of individual cells and that of a person is large enough that
it's far from clear (without much more work) just what such a relation
may mean in terms of therapies --- given that it exists.

References etc given on request.

			Best and long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

PS: those references may well not be on the net --- or at all easy
to find if they are. Libraries, fortunately or unfortunately, still
contain lots of important material.

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