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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.
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.