Anti-aging secrets are in the cards


Trading card trend now extends to aging and immortality experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. A new set of trading cards from SAGE Crossroads offers a fun look at the brains behind the latest theories on aging and immortality. The series profiles the 48 most accomplished, cutting-edge, and controversial scientists in the field of aging research.

"Trading cards are a fun and easy way to introduce the public to the people who are shaping aging science, research, and policy," says Daniel Perry, Exectuive Director, Alliance for Aging Research. "They highlight the important work that these experts are doing and show the diversity of projects underway around the world." The cards are available on-line at and will soon be available in print. Visitors to the website can email a favorite card to a friend or colleague or nominate experts for inclusion on future cards. Each trading card includes information about a featured scientist, such as research specialties and goals, key findings, publications, and predictions.

Some of the most popular trading cards in the series feature experts like
Aubrey de Grey, a "prophet of longevity" who believes that aging is curable,
Rudy Tanzi, a Boston researcher who is breaking ground in the study of Alzheimer's disease, and
Richard Miller, a geneticist working to breed research mice with physiology more similar to humans' in order to better understand the mechanisms of aging.

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