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Scientists "Reverse Ageing Process"

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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Scientists "Reverse Ageing Process"


www.independent.co.uk

A way to reverse ageing has been discovered which allows withered muscle to rebuild itself by turning back a “biological clock”.


The effect has already been demonstrated on human muscle tissue in the laboratory.


Scientists in the US believe the breakthrough could lead to new treatments that rejuvenate and strengthen ageing bodies or combat degenerative diseases.
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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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Building up muscles wasted away by age could one day be as simple as taking a pill. Scientists believe they may have found the secret to making muscles young again.
The key is a protein that sends signals to kickstart stem cells which can repair muscles.
Now it is hoped that a muscle-boosting drug can be developed to slow the ageing process.


Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...

The findings so far are suggesting the ability to restore muscle strength and function where previously this has been lost due to degenerative illness and old age. The idea is that one day a drug can be given to people when they are still quite young so that the usual degenerative process can be held off. This is quite an exciting breakthrough isn't it though of course the science is in its early stages yet.


www.independent.co.uk
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posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:23 AM
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This surprisingly upsets me....

Why you ask, well if we can do this....

Where the hell is my flying car!!!!



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by Republican08
This surprisingly upsets me....

Why you ask, well if we can do this....

Where the hell is my flying car!!!!


Screw your car!! Where's my Marty McFly Hoverboard!? So we can make Grandma & Grandpa hip and able again but I can't fly!? Sheesh...

Joking OP, This is pretty big.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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This is wonderful, only what about the skin over the muscle? Muscle strenghthening is going to help you feel and look somewhat younger, but the skin is what really really shows the age of an individual.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:04 AM
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No doubt NASA will find this a useful application to combat muscle wastage in those subjected to long term space travel... like astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond. Now they just need to stop the bones from decalcifying.

IRM



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:08 AM
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Can they make it focus entirely on the penis? What is the stock symbol of this company?



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by Wormwood Squirm
Can they make it focus entirely on the penis? What is the stock symbol of this company?




Second line.

Use it or lose it!


[edit on 2-10-2009 by Republican08]



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:13 AM
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Growth hormone and other bodybuilding drugs already work wonders for lots of men and women. But the medical community is still very much against anti-aging medicine. It's ridiculous. Men also go through andropause like women but because testosterone is still such a "taboo" subject many doctors are apprehensive about prescribing it and tell many males to deal with it.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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I can't wait to be 150 years old and still buff!


This is very cool stuff OP, S&F!



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by Wormwood Squirm
Can they make it focus entirely on the penis? What is the stock symbol of this company?


Perhaps a worm? What is it you're trying to tell us Wormwood Squirm?

IRM



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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This looks like it is just in time as the NWO pushes forward. The elite will be able to afford this while the poor die poisoned and too broke to live a long life.

This type of medical technology is exactly what they are waiting for. Once "we" figure out new medical break throughs, we are not needed anymore. Eugenicists FTL.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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Imagine the implications when you take into account the fact that the heart is a muscle. Awesome find.


[edit on 2-10-2009 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 07:06 AM
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Originally posted by space cadet
This is wonderful, only what about the skin over the muscle? Muscle strenghthening is going to help you feel and look somewhat younger, but the skin is what really really shows the age of an individual.



It's not the look they are trying to fix here... it's the actual muscles which atrophy as we age...



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 07:20 AM
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i always thought that if you examined the blood from a grandfather\son and grandson to see what chemicals where missing or reduced from grandson to grandfather ...
supplement the grandfather \ father with the missing amount of chemicals the son has to see if it has any effect with fitness or health..



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by cosmicpixie
 


No doubt NASA will find this a useful application to combat muscle wastage in those subjected to long term space travel... like astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond. Now they just need to stop the bones from decalcifying.

IRM


Off Topic: Dude I hate to knock this off topic but since you seem pretty familiar with it I will ask you, do you remember a news story that came out awhile back that said "space travel will make your muscles wither, your bones disintegrate, and your hair fall out."

Because now, when I think about that, I think, "oh sh*t, how would they know that?" And the thought occurs that that is a great description of aliens or classic greys, hairless, big head, small limbs and body, etcetera. So if you, or anyone, remembers that story or has information about it; please PM me or something, I am interested and can't find it again.

On Topic: This is awesome, amazing news. I could use a pill like that. I have alot of pain that I live with every day and much of it causes me no longer to be half as active as I once was.

So I get even fatter and it's even harder to move my ass around. But with something like this, the atrophied muscles in my legs and arms and back could heal and regrow, and I could become more active once more. As it stands I just have to struggle against the pain and try to do tiny exercises that make me look foolish to everyone nearby.

If we can just manage to NOT blow the sh*t out of ourselves in the near future, imagine what science will unlock for us as a species. Science is my religion. It's something real and useable and provable and something which brings real verifiable results. I am proud of science for what it has accomplished today. A really amazing thing which will change the course of humanity.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:38 PM
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Is this a good thing?

I mean, what happens to the world when the only thing out there still killing people is... other people?



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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Same here
everyone born in the last 20 years is going to benefit more from this than other age groups imo.

I alsor ead today that there are more people living past 100 than ever before. Suggesting that medical science is advancing at a radical rate.



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:43 PM
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guys, there's a word i'm looking for
I don't remember it
it starts with a P

the term means, if you change something in your body to your liking unnaturally, then something else that you don't want will happen in return.

anyone know the word?



posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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Here's the abstract:

Molecular aging and rejuvenation of human muscle stem cells


Very little remains known about the regulation of human organ stem cells (in general, and during the aging process), and most previous data were collected in short-lived rodents. We examined whether stem cell aging in rodents could be extrapolated to genetically and environmentally variable humans. Our findings establish key evolutionarily conserved mechanisms of human stem cell aging. We find that satellite cells are maintained in aged human skeletal muscle, but fail to activate in response to muscle attrition, due to diminished activation of Notch compounded by elevated transforming growth factor beta (TGF-)/phospho Smad3 (pSmad3). Furthermore, this work reveals that mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)/phosphate extracellular signal-regulated kinase (pERK) signalling declines in human muscle with age, and is important for activating Notch in human muscle stem cells. This molecular understanding, combined with data that human satellite cells remain intrinsically young, introduced novel therapeutic targets. Indeed, activation of MAPK/Notch restored youthful myogenic responses to satellite cells from 70-year-old humans, rendering them similar to cells from 20-year-old humans. These findings strongly suggest that aging of human muscle maintenance and repair can be reversed by youthful calibration of specific molecular pathways.


-Dev



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