NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1976
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(Studio) View now is aging process can be treated same as any other ailment and some progress being made.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Report on aging process, its effect on people and efforts to combat it as well as research being done to help treat it. [Chemist Dr. Arlan RICHARDSON - says now in era where aging can be treated as disease.] In Chicago, Illinois, Carl Roseland noted; is over 100. Govt. creation of National Institute on Aging and its research noted. [Institute director Dr. Robert BUTLER - says if it's known how to delay aging many diseases besides heart disease and cancer could be delayed, too. 3 Studies at Illinois State University and other labs with regard to protein and cross linking noted. [Gerontology pioneer Dr. Johann BJORKSTEN - cites possibility that theoretically, average life expectancy could be 800 years] Scientists present work on aging theories at American Aging Association conference in DC. Reasons for interest in research noted.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson