The proposal also takes advantage of the analytical expertise of a company in the Purdue Research Park, Bioanalytical Systems Inc., and Purdue's PRIME Lab, a one-of-a-kind rare isotope laboratory. The PRIME Lab's accelerator mass spectrometer will allow researchers to monitor bone loss in 50 days that otherwise would take two to four years, Weaver said.
"For our osteoporosis study, for example, we'll be able to use just nine people and test them for seven different products in two years," Weaver said. "Without the PRIME lab, it would take two years to test just one product."
A general trend that continues into the future: faster and cheaper ways to do scientific and medical research. But I still want a time machine that'll let me jump ahead 30 years to get rejuvenation therapies immediately.
H.G. Wells missed this. But the biggest benefit of a time machine would be full body rejuvenation. Just jump far enough ahead that you come out when stem cell therapies and other strategies for engineered negligible senescence have become mature, safe, and cheap. Of course, you might land in a police state or a Borg consciousness.
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