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Scientists may have just cured aging

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posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 06:38 PM
Ageing isn't something you can CURE you can slow it down or even stop it but CURE????

posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: CranialSponge

I use mine as a comb-over to hide the bald spot.

posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 07:40 PM
I'm surprised it's taken them this long. One could account this to why people lived such long lives In the distant past. Well, according to ancient documents.

posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 07:58 PM
Healing the effects of aging so that people's last years on earth are more peaceful sans age related conditions, I don't anyone could argue against. It'd be good in some ways, bad if it became a life forever thing because other issues will surely arise, that to say the least won't be fair to everyone.

posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 07:59 PM
a reply to: DBCowboy

I use mine as a comb-over to hide the bald spot.

You should make a How-To youtube video about that.

My hubby could learn a thing or two on creative 'old man hair' styling.

posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:05 PM
Speaking of the telomeres:

Analyses revealed no statistically significant associations of telomere length with current relationship satisfaction, daily support or conflict, or perceived stress. In contrast, women who reported any sexual intimacy during the course of the week had significantly longer telomeres measured in whole blood and PBMCs, but not in granulocytes. These relationships held covarying for age, body mass index, perceived stress, the relationship indices, and caregiver status. Sexual intimacy was not significantly related to PBMC telomerase activity. These data provide preliminary data that sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomere length.


posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:11 PM
a reply to: trollz

Yeah I'd not get too excited quite yet. Its interesting as hell, but I can see this causing a lot of problems than it would solve. However, its the first step.

Also "curing aging" is not necessarily a good thing for the planet or its other inhabitants.

posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:19 PM

originally posted by: trollz This is really exciting because it's literally the ability to make the body young again. I wonder if this could allow for immortality?

how young is "young"?

posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 09:16 PM

originally posted by: TheMadTitan

originally posted by: trollz

Researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Brighton found they could rejuvenate senescent cells, cells that had stopped their natural growth cycle,causing them to start to divide again. The experiment found they not only look younger, but also behave like younger cells.

The research builds on earlier findings that showed ‘splicing factor’ genes switch off as humans age. Scientists found a way to restart the splicing through chemicals.

Scientists have just discovered a way to reverse the effects of aging by restarting the cellular division process in old, worn-out cells and lengthening telomeres. It is believed that this could significantly decrease the various effects and illnesses that come with age. This is really exciting because it's literally the ability to make the body young again. I wonder if this could allow for immortality? I want to hope this becomes available to the public, although it would bring several unique issues to light that makes its public availability unlikely.

Over population immediately springs to mind. If this was available to everybody it might be the catalyst our species need to ramp up development of interplanetary travel. Imagine, being able to see what wonders, or horrors we would accomplish. Witnessing with your own eyes mankinds leap into the Solar System and beyond. We gotta stop fighting each other first though.

If you’ve got a life span of hundreds or thousands of years, you’re not going to be spending all that time making babies. A child every 10-20 years instead of every couple of years would definitely put a pinch on any over population issue. Besides, it’s not first world countries that are popping out lots of children, it’s developing and poorer countries, get them to accept more birth control and we will not have any issues with population.

Over population is bunk anyway. With the technology of a Kardashev 1 Civilization(that we should reach by the end of this century, and eventually K2 ) along with habitats on the moon, Mars, the asteroid belt and eventually Dyson Swarms, we can accept an eventual population of hundreds of TRILLIONS just in the Solar System, with resources for MILLIONS of years.

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 01:56 AM
a reply to: trollz

would not be supprised.

only yesterday i listened to a bloke by the name of Bob Beck talk about Inventions developed that work on frequency and used to cure addiction, anxiety one or two other things.

It was rejected by health care providers because to use them would slash their turnover and profits if for example, they could fix drug addiction within few days they would far less money than they would get for a 10 week treatment program.

Seems the Russians have the technology and are using it but Americans and the citizens of countries America controls will not be getting it - too many dollars at stake.

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:02 AM
If you have terminal brain cancer, but stop aging, will you no longer have TERMINAL brain cancer?

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:07 AM

originally posted by: carewemust
ATS Members, what age would you like to be again? I liked age 35. Max energy and not so naïve.

I'll take 25 before the injury to my all ready pea brain

edit on 10/11/2017 by scubagravy because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 05:13 AM
So wjats the chemicals that do this .,

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 07:35 AM
a reply to: trollz

There is only one way in which this process could be legitimately offered to the species:

With the following caveats:

1) Either all or none may access the process, regardless of age, wealth, race, religion or station in public and private life, according to no other factor than whether it is their will to have their life extended

2) No government my regulate or legislate or control the application of the process to the citizen, by either trying to limit numbers, or by organising a system of qualification for the procedure on any basis what so ever

3) No party may ask the participant to agree not to reproduce, or to do any other particular thing, in order to allow them to proceed with the treatment, no authority may be exerted upon the participant, in any small, or large way

4) No population control concerns are to be permitted to interfere with the application of the treatment to the participants at any stage, and they are not to be held responsible for any perceived (and likely invented) population related problems which are expected to occur, or even those which may occur after the treatment cycle

5) All responsibility for managing the population is to be taken by scientists, with the caveat that they may do whatever they have to to ensure the viability of life on Earth, as long as it involves no changes whatsoever to any law, nor requires the death, either by natural causes or other means, of any number of human beings (ergo, they may only come up with solutions which revolve around accessing greater amounts of space and resources for the human race, rather than contracting the numbers of human beings in existence at any one time), with the assumption that this will involve making our species multiplanetary within a currently natural human lifetime

6) There will be no distinction made between those who chose to extend their life, and those who do not, and any phobics trying to drive wedges between the long lived and the short lived, will be terminated at their first utterance to any contrary effect

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 07:46 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit

It could not be offered to the species whilst we are still stuck on the one rock, or at least not all of our people could be afforded the luxury/curse of immortality, else our world would become a very crowded place.

Plus take away our concept of mortality and it could change our race in ways we have yet to determine and may even influence our ability to empathize with others or effect morality.

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 07:58 AM
a reply to: andy06shake

It might well, but the simple fact of the matter is, that if we are going to permit anyone to do it, everyone must be permitted to do it if they choose to, regardless of the consequences, and no group has the moral authority to make choices on anyones behalf, when it comes to whether life is extended or not.

Personally, I would rather erase myself from existence with a cheesegrater, than live for ever, but no one would have any business making that choice for me, regardless of their justifications or station in life.

posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 08:53 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit

Be nice to exist for a few 1000 years all the same as long as you could tolerate the reparative historical mistakes, that's why, given enough time, AI may offer humanity something it simply cannot present itself.

That being, taken to its logical conclusion, freedom in ways we cannot comprehend or even envisage in our present biological existence.

End of the day humanities prerogative might be to birth such an intelligence given our very mortal state of existence.

It's not just a brave new world or an Orwellian nightmare, it's 20-50 years distant, and the beginnings have been around since the inception of our ability to communicate collectively.

posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 12:29 PM
I read an Article Once .( although I admit cant remember where )

about Stopping the Aging process and cancer by Using Modified altered controlled Cancer Stem - Cells
seeing Telomeres dont Wear out ..from the Cause of in Telomerase


This isnt the Article but this is interesting to say the least
kinda close .. concept ..

Turning your cancer against itself
By SHARON BEGLEY @sxbegle JANUARY 12, 2016

Fighting cancer with cancer: an ‘out-of-the-box’ way to target tumors
By ERIC BOODMAN @ericboodman FEBRUARY 8, 2016

Back last Month a few weeks ago ..

It's mathematically impossible to beat aging, scientists say
October 30, 2017

months ago
Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments
February 17, 2017

but the Key Word to Stop Ageing.

I Assume to Be is


posted on Nov, 13 2017 @ 06:44 PM
a reply to: trollz

In the United States at least, I just hope we can limit politicians and judges + all other government employees from access to this sort of technology, because they all already live to long, and 'natures term limits' are the only thing that can have any hope of freeing us from this scourge.

Just saying.

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