May 1st, 2004


Roy Walford, dead of Lou Gehrig's disease at 79

[UPDATE: No, he was not cryopreserved. His remains are to be cremated and scattered at sea. ]

[I wonder if he was cryopreserved? The social circle he traveled in certainly consisted of a large number of cryonicists.]

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dr. Roy Walford, a UCLA medical school professor whose work focused on finding ways to prolong human life, has died. He was 79.

Walford died Tuesday from respiratory failure and complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease, said UCLA spokeswoman Elaine Schmidt.

Walford's research centered around experiments in which a low-calorie diet had been found to increase longevity in laboratory mice.

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