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30th Apr '16 2:50:20 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' the Mega Corps don't want immortal customers, even though they have the technology for it. Pulse and Progenitus do offer "graceful aging" treatments that keep a client healthy and active through their nineties, but include a "termination date" somewhere around age 100. Still, some very valuable employees manage to secure long-term contracts that include body replacement at the end of their natural lifespan.
26th Apr '16 1:31:27 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Trade-Ins" an elderly couple go to a clinic that can give them new, younger bodies. But, they only have enough money for one of them.

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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Trade-Ins" Trade-Ins", an elderly couple go to a clinic that can give them new, younger bodies. But, they only have enough money for one of them.
24th Apr '16 6:17:20 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/ThisImmortal'', there is the so-called S-S treatment that's never specified but is said to be able to prolong a human's lifespan to 150 years and above.
18th Apr '16 7:33:58 PM Saber15
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* In Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/XeeleeSequence'' novels, humanity invents Anti-Senescence technology which repairs genetic damage due to age via nanobots. The treatment has a 99% success rate, though treatment failures typically end with a terminal illness. Lifespan with AS treatments theoretically has no upper limit, though in practice the treatments begin to break down at 400-500 years; in the novella ''Mayflower II'', after 40,000 years of flight the captain of a GenerationShip is little more than a BrainInAJar, with his desiccated body permanently wired into a life support chair.
18th Apr '16 11:07:29 AM ChronoLegion
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* A less sci-fi example in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' with Angelo Colasanto. After witnessing Jack's immortality in 1927, he starts researching ways of prolonging his life, which appear to be grounded in RealLife techniques (e.g. going vegetarian, slowing down one's metabolism), and manages to live until 2011.
17th Mar '16 9:46:26 PM M84
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* In one ''Comicbook/TheAdventuresOfBarryWeenBoyGenius'' story, Barry remarks off-hand that he's been secretly sneaking supplements into his parents' food that will ensure they at least make it to 100.
3rd Jan '16 8:11:41 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Trade-Ins" an elderly couple go to a clinic that can give them new, younger bodies. But, they only have enough money for one of them.
29th Dec '15 7:01:42 AM MarqFJA
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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine. Compare with FountainOfYouth, which ''regresses'' one's biological age to a younger stage rather than extend one's maximum lifespan.

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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine. Compare with FountainOfYouth, which ''regresses'' one's biological age to a younger stage rather than extend one's maximum lifespan.lifespan (which [[AgeWithoutYouth does not necessarily go hand in hand with this trope]]).
29th Dec '15 6:57:09 AM MarqFJA
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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine.

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A subtrope of ImmortalityInducer, usually results in LongLived or TheAgeless. BrainUploading counts when the brain is downloaded into a clone or other biological body, but not if into a machine. Compare with FountainOfYouth, which ''regresses'' one's biological age to a younger stage rather than extend one's maximum lifespan.
30th Nov '15 5:34:59 PM Saber15
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* The ''Literature/RedMarsTrilogy'' features a specialized gene therapy referred to as a "gerontological treatment". The books span over two hundred years and most the major characters, many of whom were ''already'' in their 40s and 50s at the start of the series, are alive and active that entire time due to repeated use of the treatment.

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* The ''Literature/RedMarsTrilogy'' features a specialized gene therapy referred to as a "gerontological treatment". The books span over two hundred years and most the major characters, many of whom were ''already'' in their 40s and 50s at the start of the series, are alive and active that entire time due to repeated use of the treatment. However, the treatment cannot overcome TheFogOfAges. [[spoiler: In the final book, a separate treatment is created for this, giving them nigh-eidetic memory. The increasing age of the characters leads to many dying of old age in their [=200s=] despite the gerontological treatments]]
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