Hormone therapies, genetic manipulations, magic enzymes, poisonous injections and vitamin pills - scientists are working hard at prolonging our lives and for once the dream of bathing in the eternal fountain of youth seems very real and very near. Indeed, it appears that the apparently inevitable and unstoppable destruction of human body cells can be slowed down. Scientists are rejoicing - and the demand is getting greater. Is this a pleasant prediction for a brave young world - or just a cheap trick from the miracle medicine cabinet? Whilst many biologists are warning about being beware of empty promises, some scientists are declaring "a war against ageing."