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Scientists have found that while medical research and advances are continuing to extend human life, they have not found a way to slow the rate of aging in humans.

The study, conducted in international collaboration with scientists from 14 countries, including experts from Oxford University, set out to test the constant rate of aging that exists from adulthood.

Immortality and eternal youth remain myths for the time being, according to research that could end the debate over whether we can live forever.

The research found that despite medical advances, the rate of death and aging cannot be prevented.

“Our findings, based on mortality data spanning centuries and continents, support the theory that people live much longer because of the reduction in mortality rates at younger ages,” said Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for demographic Science.


They tressed that longevity was entirely dependent on biological factors, saying: “we compared birth and death data from humans and non-human primates and found that the overall pattern of death was the same in all of them. So, we can say that biological factors, rather than environmental factors, show that they control longevity.”

The team examined the data and reached the same pattern of death: the high risk of death in infancy decreases rapidly during maturation and adolescence, remaining low until early adulthood, and rising steadily in later age.

He added that theories were also confirmed by statistics, adding: “individuals live longer as their health and living conditions improve, which leads to greater longevity across the entire population.”


Also noted that this study closes a gap: “this extraordinarily diverse collection of data has allowed us to compare mortality differences within and between species. Our findings confirm low life expectancy in historical populations because many people were dying at a young age. But as medical, social and environmental developments continued, his life span extended. Now more people live much longer. But the path to death in Old Age has not changed. This study suggests that evolutionary biology has overtaken everything else, and so far medical advances have failed to overcome these biological constraints.”

In the UK, where there are at least 260 companies, 250 investors, 10 non-profits and 10 research laboratories that work in search of a long and healthy life, the academic community has been divided in two for many years. But what was missing from the debate was research that compared the lifetimes of multiple animal populations to humans to find out what triggered the death rate.

With this published research, it was confirmed that medical advances do not prevent the rate of aging.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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