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E-post sendt til helse- og omsorgsdepartementet 25 mars 2013.

Emne: Sens foundation sitt satsingsområde.

Hei. Sens.org har fått ny nettside som forklarer hva de gjør svært godt for ikke-initierte i fagene de bruker. Spesifikt feks disse to: http://sens.org/research/aging-as-weve-known-it og http://sens.org/research/aging-as-weve-known-it/the-path-to-a-new-medicine
I og med at vi bruker 139 milliarder på helse og omsorg må det Sens Foundation gjør være en fundamental del av statsbudsjettet. Og også en grunnleggende del av helse- og omsorgsdepartementet i de neste hundre år. Sitat: “Scientific developments in the last few decades have laid the foundation for a new class of medicines: rejuvenation biotechnologies. Rejuvenation biotechnologies are targeted therapies that apply the principles of regenerative medicine across the entire scope of the damage of aging. In other words, instead of merely slowing down the accumulation of aging damage in our tissues, rejuvenation biotechnologies will remove, repair, or replace the damaged cellular and molecular machinery. This means that with every round of therapy, a person’s eyes, hearts, arteries, and bones will not just suffer less ongoing degradation of their structures, but will actually become more youthful and healthy in their structure and function, as the fine cellular and molecular order of these and other tissues are progressively restored to their youthful integrity.” Sitat slutt. Uten denne form for helse- og omsorg er det en matematisk sikkerhet at vi vil til slutt ha mindre BNP enn helse- og omsorgsutgiftene vil være, fordi vi blir stadig bedre å holde folk levende uten å reparere det underliggende problemet som Sens forsøker å delvis reparere. I gen-terapier i mus og en rekke andre arter har man sett økning i levetid på tosifret antall prosent med svært lite kostnader. Så selv la oss si 1:100 forhold mellom foryngelse-teknologi (noen må finne opp et bedre ord for det) og resten av helse- og omsorgsbudsjettet, vil over to-tre tiår gi mye mer effekt enn å øke resten av helse- og omsorgsbudjsettet med 1/100.

Vi må selvfølgelig ha andre ting også, smi på alle jern, frukt og mindre kjøtt, mer trening osv, men uten foryngelse-medisiner (dvs økelse i Healthspan) vil pensjonsalderen måtte forbli der den er samtidig som at folk kun vil leve lengre og lengre forbi pensjonsalderen. Og det vil effektivt bety slutten på velferden og det relativt lave skattenivået vi nyter i Norge.
Healthspan = Tiden man kan forvente å leve i så god helse som mulig. Øker man den, som foryngelses-medisiner vil gjøre, så vil man effektivt leve lengre i arbeidsfør tilstand, i så god helse at man ikke vil ha lyst å pensjonere seg før flere år senere enn i dag. Uten foryngelses-medisiner vil vår helse ved dagens pensjonsalder være lik, men vi vil kunne overleve lengre enn i dag i for dårlig helse til å arbeide.

Det er også en slags ukultur i verden å anta foryngelses-medisiner vil føre til overpopulasjon og en haug andre dårlig gjennomtenkte argumenter, men overpopulasjon forhindres med å produsere færre unger, ikke med å la være å forhindre dødsfall.

Det burde anses som uetisk å produsere unger og sløse penger på vei og alt vi vil ha “fordi vi er et rikt land” så lenge vi ikke satser på foryngelses-vitenskap.

Mvh,
Ronny Hugo Hansen Warelius.
@ronnyhugo

Healthcare queues.

Queues in healthcare is in the case of Norway, a sign of a healthy healthcare system. Increasing queues mean we are keeping people alive longer.
There is some confusion about how to deal with it in politics all over the world.

The healthcare system is like a dam, that slowly is filled with water from a river. Every year you have to spend X amount to keep the dam intact, and every year you must increase the size of the dam if you do not control how fast the water enters the dam. What you can do is this:
1. Decrease the amount of water that enters the dam.
2. Increase the size of the dam so it holds more water.
3. Increase the amount of water you release.
Translated to healthcare:
1. Increase research into the aging process.
2. Increase the amount of healthcare resources (beds, people etc).
3. Let more people die. This last one is obviously not an option.

For every person we put into making the dam bigger, we must put at minimum two people into decreasing the amount of water that fills the dam (rule of thumb, the real answer is a complex function).

In 2012 Norway spent 139 000 000 000 NOK keeping the dam intact. 3 000 000 000 NOK more to make the dam bigger from the previous year. But the increase in funding for stopping the dam filling up was in the millions, not billions. It is then not a surprise that the dam fills up even more, even faster, and next year we must add more billions to the dam to make it bigger.
Unless we do some serious effort into stopping the dam from filling up we will very quickly have to increase taxes for everyone, rich AND poor, and that will also just be temporary effect.
It will take a decade or two before we see any large scale benefit from research because a decade is about the time it takes to discover something new and make it into a medicine approved to be used on humans. So it is imperative that we do so right now, this instant. Because the longer we wait the more the queue will cost us, its like interest on interest.

At this point you no doubt think aging is a law of physics akin to “what goes up must come down”, but its not technically true, if you add energy to something you can have it fly continually, and never come down. Aging is chronic, you can’t remove it without changing pretty much everything, but you can treat it, you can “live with it”, as it were. You can never stop rust from occurring on a car without pretty much changing everything, but you CAN remove rust often enough for the car to never break down. Regularly fixing the damage Accumulated in the body as a result of the energy processes in the body.
If we had our bodies and brains in for regular service, lets say every decade or every other decade, then we would greatly decrease the cost of healthcare and live substantially longer (then with young capable bodies and brains, not old farts that can’t ski). But to do that we need research into how to do services on human bodies and brains, how to fix the rust, as it were.

Here is an example. They recently found out how to “do a service” so to speak, on mice, and by doing it they increased the lifespan of the mice by 24%, with just ONE service. Imagine if the services were done at regular intervals and pre-planned dates and times.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120514204050.htm
This is what we should make the goal for everyone. The medical knowledge to be able to perform regular service on human bodies and brains so that we do not rust away like some crappy car no one bothers to restore. Services that regularly removes some of the molecular damage we accumulate from ionizing radiation, metabolic functions, DNA replication etc. Tell your friends and governments.

PostScript: Check the bar at the top of the page that says “Together we can end the diseases of aging. SENS Foundation”.