Hello All,Ridiculous that trees and fungi may live thousands of years and we…. I think we can change that. We now know (I hope) that aging is a question of the deliberate down-turn in repair and maintenance systems that might well allow us to live a thousand years – and take our species into the galaxy. Even that may be the beginning – there’s so much that we don’t know – yet we kid ourselves into believing that we do. In my latest paper, (accepted for publication by Current Aging Science) my very first principle (of twelve) is; the age-phenotype of a cell depends on its environment not its history. I believe that to be true; it think the perception of the cell as an organism, the aging of which results in aging. This results from the very artificial system in which the cell is encouraged to constantly divide through the use of fetal serum- a cell in the body never experiences that after fetus-hood. Again there’s much we don’t know – but I think we do know that the plasma sets the the cellular/tissue/organ age-phenotype and that’s really all we need to find out exactly how to duplicate that effect in situ, in people.