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'157-year-old' woman found

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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I am an Ap Bio student and have never encountered mtDNA, now I'm not calling you a liar or wrong but I would like to know what your talking about since DNA is DNA. Now there are different types of RNA. Also I dont think your theory of cut and paste would really apply in this circumstance as it genetic engineering a concept not known in those days. Cut and paste is also more than just pipetting parts of viral DNA...Ive done it in a lab its such a complex process that requires much more than just pipettes




posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:09 PM
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Is her daughter's age verified? If so, she is at least 125, which would still make her the world's oldest woman ever on record.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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Are you sure this isn't some sort of properganda made by some cigarrete company to get you to smoke to make you think you will live longer? Because tobbaco is the leading cause in cancer, but you don't have to smoke you can always chew it and get mouth cancer.

I still think it's a little fishy but I'll take note that it's possible to live atleast to 100 or maybe even longer then that, but honestly? Cigs sounds like tobbaco company properganda to me.

[edit on 9-6-2010 by cyb0rne]



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 01:27 AM
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I think you are taking the jokes about starting up smoking a bit to serious wich ended up with the idea that some tobaco company is behind this.


Tobaco companies would know better then to play the health card these days.They would be more likely to try and claim that smoking give you a great complexion since vanity sparks more interest in people today then a possible health problem 30 to 40 years later in their life.


I wouldn't try and see evil intent behind every news article ,it only convolutes everything.



[edit on 9-6-2010 by Rafe_]



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 01:43 AM
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Originally posted by Rafe_
reply to post by cyb0rne
 


I think you are taking the jokes about starting up smoking a bit to serious wich ended up with the idea that some tobaco company is behind this.


Tobaco companies would know better then to play the health card these days.They would be more likely to try and claim that smoking give you a great complexion since vanity sparks more interest in people today then a possible health problem 30 to 40 years later in their life.


I wouldn't try and see evil intent behind every news article ,it only convolutes everything.



[edit on 9-6-2010 by Rafe_]


Not saying that it's evil but Tobbaco companys have the money to pay some corrupted news journalist to create an article to spark interest in these "magical" ciggarettes that doesn't truly effect a person's health, I'm surprised the woman doesn't have cancer after many years of smoking.

But your right, sometimes things aren't what they seem, but still come on now smoking any product can yield in health problems, especially if you have been smoking for more then a year, people experience side effects.

But that's why vaporizing is less harmful to your lungs, because vapors aren't as bad as smoking, because all that carbon monoxide entering your lungs and polluting them with Tar.

But you as anybody else has there right to an opinion regarding my post and the original posters subject. I am just merely stating the fact this woman has been smoking yet she didn't suffer from any health problems or cancer? Sounds amazing.

[edit on 9-6-2010 by cyb0rne]



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 01:53 AM
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The effects of smoking differ per person.Some have been smoking for 20 or 30 odd years and and when examined lung specialist commented "you must have never smoked".This woman apears to have a healthy resistance against and great cell reproduction and might not have smoked that much wich would explain a lot ofcourse.


I still would not recommend anyone to pick up smoking because of this article.I have been smoking for about 20 years and recently have been diagnosed with lung emphysia wich is not good in any case
,sadly (im not sure if that is the correct english name for the condition) and have yet to learn about the severity of my condition.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 02:05 AM
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Originally posted by Rafe_
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The effects of smoking differ per person.Some have been smoking for 20 or 30 odd years and and when examined lung specialist commented "you must have never smoked".This woman apears to have a healthy resistance against and great cell reproduction and might not have smoked that much wich would explain a lot ofcourse.


I still would not recommend anyone to pick up smoking because of this article.I have been smoking for about 20 years and recently have been diagnosed with lung emphysia wich is not good in any case
,sadly (im not sure if that is the correct english name for the condition) and have yet to learn about the severity of my condition.


That maybe plausible, however there is alot of tar build up within the lungs, because of the carbon monoxide produced by the smoke being inhaled.

But that is true everyone is different, but inhaling any type of smoke adds tar to your lungs, and may cause cancer, there is people that have been smoking for years that have no signs of cancer developing.

The lungs weren't meant for inhaling smoke, they were developed to inhale oxygen. But the air quality maybe worser then just smoking, so there is alot of factors that come into play.

People must know the risks regarding the habit, marijuana is a safe drug, however smoking is unsafe for anybody, because the build up of tar, the possible cancer effect, however marijuana contains something that combats the cancer causing cells.

Smoke still can cause damage to the lungs, once you damage your lungs, they don't grow back, there is no way to have surgery on them, but I could be wrong, maybe science has advanced in this already, I would have to do some research. I'll say one thing.

Smoking won't help you live longer it will just make your life miserable because of the possibilities of gaining cancer, damaging your lungs, being sick (coughing up all the time).

The liver can regenerate the cells, so people who abuse alcohol do have a chance to get there health back up, but once they let alcoholism consume them, there maybe no way of coming back.

There has been some studies shown that people who damaged there liver with heavy alcohol abuse end up recovering thankfully because the liver can regenerate it's cells, and the only way you can is to stop drinking, and there is a supplement called milk thistle suppose to help aid in cell regeneration.

There has been a few numerous studies on milk thistle in the medical field, just not alot. I believe cell regeneration is done by our mind. That is why they use placebos and a real medicine on the case studies.

If you give someone a placebo and tell them it will treat a certain condition. Then they have been taking it for like 30 days and there seems to be an increase in health regarding the condition.

Then it's plausible it's the power of the mind. However everyone is different, but the power of suggestion does work on the human mind.

So maybe it's possible for all of us to start a healing process within our bodies, but I think that would require meditation or some form of thinking to get it started. I'm no professional regarding this situation.

Smoking can cause health issues, the power of your mind can lead you to believe it has health benefits, but the risks out weigh the benefits, would you like to live longer with extreme health issues? Or live a healthy short life.

I'm not saying that Tobacco makes you live longer, it is a natural drug plant.
For all you know it could be a genetically modified plant.
Anyways I rest my case.

[edit on 9-6-2010 by cyb0rne]



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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Nothing more to add to that.
Even tho we went off-topic ,good post !



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by denynothing
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I am an Ap Bio student and have never encountered mtDNA, now I'm not calling you a liar or wrong but I would like to know what your talking about since DNA is DNA. Now there are different types of RNA. Also I dont think your theory of cut and paste would really apply in this circumstance as it genetic engineering a concept not known in those days. Cut and paste is also more than just pipetting parts of viral DNA...Ive done it in a lab its such a complex process that requires much more than just pipettes


You don't know what mitochondrial DNA is?!?!?


The two concepts are different. Cut and past nuclear DNA with viruses to correct some problems.

With mtDNA there are some mutations that have been linked to longevity.

You realize that the GenBank has mtDNA database on it. You should know what it is.

[edit on 2010/6/9 by Aeons]




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