This has been a dream of man every since we have existed. Right now we are on the brink of becoming Methuselah. The possibility of a life of 650 years
is happening right now. Scientist have broke the code of telomeres. They have found caloric restriction slows the ageing process but these are just
drops in the pan to what is happening now.
Cynthia Kenyon and a group of neuroscience, geneticist biologist and genetic engineers have accomplished the impossible.
FROM THE LABS OF University of California San Fransisco
Our laboratory studies the regulation of aging. Not very long ago, most people thought that aging was something that just happened. We just wear out,
like cars. Not true! Several years ago, we discovered that mutations in the gene daf-2, which encodes an insulin/IGF-1-like receptor, double the
lifespan of the nematode C. elegans. Since then, insulin/IGF-1 endocrine systems have been shown to regulate the longevity of flies and mice as well.
We have found that this system is regulated by sensory neurons in C. elegans, and that signals from the reproductive system also regulate aging.
Amazingly, if we perturb insulin/IGF-1 signaling and reproductive cells in the same animal, we end up with animals that live SIX times as normal!
What's more, they stay vibrant and healthy until the very end. We have also discovered that a different regulatory system involving mitochondria
functions during development to set the rates of behavior and aging. We are now trying to understand how the insulin/IGF-1, reproductive and
mitochondrial pathways, as well as another perturbation, caloric restriction, influence lifespan at the molecular level.
Finding the Fountain of Youth
Where will UCSF biochemist Cynthia Kenyon's age-bending experiments with worms lead us?
The magic is combining all we know telomeres, caloric restriction and insulin growth factors. With these adjustment combined it will extend your life
to 300 400 quite possible 650 years.
I want to find as much information as possible on this subject if you think we should or should not, that does not matter the knowledge is out there
and we need to know it.
Threw genetic manipulation there is nothing we can not become the possibilities of human evolution are endless and adjustable. And can happen right
Threw use of insulin growth factor 1 a mutation occurs in the myostatin gene
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mighty mouse gene found in humans/ its just waiting for us to turn it on
Help me find the answers. Tell every one, the moderators of this site, the scientist you know, this information belongs to all of us and should not be
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