posted on May, 2 2013 @ 03:48 PM
I have over the last 15 years been researching the concepts associated with human longevity, from the science to the social aspects to the logistics
of humans living longer.
I have listened to the likes of Aubrey De Grey and others whom have long held the belief and voiced it that we will all live a lot longer in the
De grey once famously stated that the first person to live beyond 1000 is alive today and is already 60....
I have looked at all solutions, most of which have involved gene therapy or to ingest some forms of antioxidants or calorie restriction to trying to
keep the telomeres from degrading...
All these solutions appear to have negative implications physically from cancer causing to degrading quality of life.
I was beginning to loose my dream of living beyond 80, (I'm 39 as I write this) until that is until I read this article...
this the key to eternal youth? Scientists find the brain region that controls ageing - paving the way to turn back the clock
For generations, we have tried, and failed, to find the key to eternal youth.
But scientists think they may now be one step closer to unlocking the secret.
New research has found that a single region of the brain may control the ageing process.
Researchers believe that the hypothalamus – the area of the brain which controls hunger, thirst, body temperature and fatigue - may be the
‘fountain of ageing’, controlling how the body declines over time.
They say they have discovered a specific age-related signalling pathway which opens up new strategies for combating diseases of old age and extending
Senior author Professor Dongsheng Cai, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the United States, said: ‘Scientists have long wondered whether
ageing occurs independently in the body's various tissues or if it could be actively regulated by an organ in the body.
‘It's clear from our study that many aspects of ageing are controlled by the hypothalamus.
The article states the following
Signal pathway in the hypothalamus controls ageing throughout the body
Signalling can be altered to slow ageing process and increase longevity
Hormone made in the hypothalamus also slows ageing so injecting it into mice increases their lifespan
What has been shown to be true in mice is normally true in man.
I get the feeling that we are well and truly onto something this time...
Your thoughts on this subject and exciting new are welcomed.