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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Anti-aging study suggests a new telomerase drug may one day fight age-related diseases in humans, too.





posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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Hype. What happened isn't really what the headline suggests. From the article:


The mice began producing new neurons as well as sperm, and went on to have a typical life span, although they didn't live longer than a normal mouse.

What happened, is they messed with the DNA of the mice to artificially create a "disease" which simulated the effects of aging. Then they "fixed" the disease, and the mice "got better".

But, as you can see in the quote above, they eventually got old and died just as normal.

So, it's really just "we were able to correct the disease we created, then the mice died as they got old."



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Just in time really . People need to live longer to pay off the 50 - 100 year mortgages. Live till 200, work till 175....



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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hmmm... do you think they may have been testing out an aging product, and simply told the papers they were testing for anti-aging product? Do you think they will use the other AGING agent? I mean, it must have taken a lot of time and money to create.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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The trick was using an estrogen-based drug to switch on a gene that produces telomerase, an enzyme known to safeguard DNA from the ravages of time. Telomerase produces telomeres, which the WSJ compares to plastic tips on the end of shoelaces, protecting DNA at the end of chromosomes and preventing it from being frayed. The researchers gave the mice this drug as a time-release pellet placed under the skin, and within a month the treated mice were the picture of health.

While this could bode well for treating age-related diseases in humans, it's not without risks. Telomerase is also key to cancer growth, since up to 90 percent of all human cancers need certain levels of the enzyme for their tumor cells to divide continuously, and deactivating telomerase is a major goal of current cancer research. But if it can be activated temporarily, under controlled conditions, DePinho thinks it may offer a viable fountain of youth for both mice and men.

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That's nice, the secret to anti-aging also encourages the growth of cancer cells. So you get to be young again but, risk getting cancer to kill you off quickly anyway.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Or immortality for that matter...



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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Why the misleading headline?? We know why other websites do it to sucker in views. But why on ATS ??? Why the bull# headline ? Im thinking about not coming back to this website lol .



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by leira7
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hmmm... do you think they may have been testing out an aging product, and simply told the papers they were testing for anti-aging product? Do you think they will use the other AGING agent? I mean, it must have taken a lot of time and money to create.

Bingo.

Maybe they will start to engineer GMO foods to have this "aging product". It will start slowly at first, then they will ramp it up. Then they sell the "anti-aging" miracle drug - and make trillions.

Or not, they may just want the world to die off quicker. Keep the anti-aging drugs for themselves.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Original thread here:

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This thread is a duplicate, another one.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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