Scientists are sure that in the near future centenarians will look and will feel like an old person “only” 50 years. Surprising performance for longevity and health of the human species will be due to both increasing living standards, and especially the progress of medicine and biotechnology.
According to estimates, not less than half of children born in Britain will live to be 100 years old. Because they look at 100 years and the average person to 50, experts from the Institute of Medical Biotechnology Engineering Leeds, spends about 50 million pounds annually to develop innovative solutions in the field.
Specialists have already created a hip prosthesis that acts throughout the life of the beneficiary, unlike previous hearing had to be replaced after a maximum of 20 years. The new prosthesis is made of a cobalt-chromium alloy, and the joint is made of special ceramics. Wonder prosthesis easily supports more than 100 million steps. Besides supply of hearing sustainable future retirees specialists creates a series of transplantable tissues and organs that the body part to this as excluding all risk of rejection. Until now, researchers were able to create sets of perfectly functional heart valves.
“Animal studies in the UK and on a sample of 40 people in Brazil have shown promising results,” Professor Eileen Ingham said in closing, which oversees medical research frontier of the British Institute.