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Brain region that controls aging identified


Posted on Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 | Comment icon 10 comments


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A part of the brain responsible for aging could offer a new way to manipulate the aging process.

Scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine found that by manipulating this region in mice they were able to extend the animals' lifespan by up to 20%. The method involves NF-κB, a molecule that controls DNA transcription and becomes more active with age. Injecting the mice with an NF-κB inhibitor resulted in a slowing of the aging process while the use of a stimulant had the opposite effect.

"They also showed less age-related decline in muscle strength, skin thickness, bone mass, and tail-tendon integrity," the team reported. Molecular biologist David Sinclair has hailed the discovery as a major breakthrough in anti-aging research.

"Scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine say they’ve discovered a brain region that may control aging throughout the entire body."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Ryn on 8 May, 2013, 13:34
At last! Now if they could just find and invent a serum for the part of the brain that controls common sense~
Comment icon #2 Posted by Lilly on 8 May, 2013, 14:16
I volunteer to have that aging part of my brain put on re-wind!
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 8 May, 2013, 14:49
Before they do that, they'll have to create one that eliminates politicial correctness for the sake of PC.
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 8 May, 2013, 14:50
Me, too!
Comment icon #5 Posted by billyf on 8 May, 2013, 15:01
I kinda think we already have a population problem...why do people need to live longer then they already do? after 80 years or so isnt it time to move over and make room for new people?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 8 May, 2013, 21:12
yeah i do know and understand that nobody wants to get old but i don't feel good or get a feeling that is good about injecting something in my body.me personally i yeah do want stay young for a good and good amount of time but not live forever though in this body or lifetime though.but there is already a 1oo percent natural cure and anti-aging elixir of life is called eating natural and organic food and eating healthy.real healthy not fast food or eating meat and animal products healthy like most people do these days.
Comment icon #7 Posted by shrooma on 9 May, 2013, 22:44
it would seem that my NF-kB gland stopped working when I was 25. thank god.
Comment icon #8 Posted by spud the mackem on 9 May, 2013, 23:32
If this is true,which I doubt,once again only the Billionaires will be able to afford it, but the side effects could be devastating, we already have wrinkle free "plastic" film stars,with teeth like stars (they come out at night) Styrofoam lips, dyed hair, I guess they would be ok if they were steam ironed.Does it not make you wonder when you see aged film stars with perfect pearly white teeth trying to look younger than their grand daughters.Yuk.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Odd Requiem on 9 May, 2013, 23:41
I think my aging region was damaged on arrival. I get carded for everything. There's nothing more romantic than going on a date to a horror film, getting carded, not having your ID, and having your date take care of it. Everyone at work calls me "kiddo." Wtf.
Comment icon #10 Posted by ShadowOfMothman on 10 May, 2013, 14:50
If this is indeed true, humanity is one step closer to immortality


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