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Aging in mice reversed?

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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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Aging in mice reversed?


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Telomeres, the caps of DNA which protect the ends of chromosomes, shorten every time cells divide. But cells stop dividing and die when telomeres drop below a certain length – a normal part of ageing. The enzyme telomerase slows this degradation by adding new DNA to the ends of telomeres.
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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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Now how long will it be that we notice that some very rich or very important people are sticking around longer than most other humans? I would not think that this technique if it works on humans would ever be available to the mass population. Not sure I would want it be myself but this could lead to a division of the human population. Think about what this could mean, and it doesn't look pretty for humanity as a whole but could benefit us by having special people around longer than others. Interesting issue to ponder.

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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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Which raises an ugly spectre - longer living humans and a constantly increasing population. One of those two factors will have to give.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:57 PM
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I don't mind getting old and dying, I just wish I could LOOK the same for 80 years then die without turning into a hideous prune with thinning gray hair and osteoporosis. ARRRRGGGHHHH!



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