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World J Transl Med. Aug 12, 2015; 4(2): 51-54
Published online Aug 12, 2015. doi: 10.5528/wjtm.v4.i2.51
Translating laboratory anti-aging biotechnology into applied clinical practice: Problems and obstacles
Marios Kyriazis
Marios Kyriazis, ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, London SE13 7DQ, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Kyriazis M solely contributed to this work.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Marios Kyriazis, MD, ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, 75 Embleton Road, London SE13 7DQ, United Kingdom. drmarios@live.it
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Received: March 25, 2015
Peer-review started: March 25, 2015
First decision: April 27, 2015
Revised: May 1, 2015
Accepted: June 15, 2015
Article in press: June 16, 2015
Published online: August 12, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Those who rely on biomedical technologies in order to achieve rejuvenation (global reduction of age-related degeneration) are bound to be disappointed. Such a reductionist approach will not have an impact on reducing mortality as a function of age. This is due to problems and obstacles associated with human nature, which are much more complicated than hitherto recognised. The use of biomedical rejuvenation technologies in radically reducing the impact of ageing is conceptually naive, scientifically reductionist, technologically unfeasible, and medically undeliverable.