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Scientists reverse ageing in mice

Posted on Monday, 14 January, 2013 | Comment icon 24 comments


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Harvard University researchers believe it may soon be possible to regenerate human organs.

The quest for a cure to ageing has taken another step forward following new research that has succeeded in reversing the ageing process in mice. The experimental treatment not only slowed down the ageing process but actually rejuvenated aged organs. In the future it is possible that similar treatments could be administered to human patients in an effort to combat age-related problems such as dementia, heart disease and strokes.

"This could lead to strategies that enhance the regenerative potential of organs as individuals age and so increase their quality of life," said study leader Ronald DePinho. "Whether it serves to increase longevity is a question we are not yet in a position to answer."

"Harvard scientists were surprised that they saw a dramatic reversal, not just a slowing down, of the ageing in mice."

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Comment icon #15 Posted by Mr Right Wing on 14 January, 2013, 21:50
nice!:)how much is going to be though?like i said before anybody could come up with new inventions and discoveries but if the prices are too expensive and lets say pretty much the only people that could basically afford it are rich or wealthy people then that suck and that terrible.i have noticed for a long time the rich only help the rich,the poor stay poor and the middle class keeps getting screwed by the these mistakes and etc by the government.these are interesting discoveries but theres already atural ways to reverse aging though.i think the only reason you guys come out with these fancy ... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by kwin on 15 January, 2013, 1:30
****! I think I just heard a depopulation event get moved up the calender
Comment icon #17 Posted by White Unicorn on 15 January, 2013, 1:57
The risk is there, not experimentally proved but expected by scientists. To remove the risk you need to remove the dna damage from scenescence cells. Starvation destroys them (your body eats them first). We are talking probabilities I'm afraid. You'd need to get the probability low before consuming estradiol so alternate day starvation diet with sufficent nutrition. Or wait until the scientists figure out how to get a virus or your immune system to target just these cells. I think you are on target. I posted this in Immortals and have a theory how this may be accomplished. All life either evol... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by notoverrated on 15 January, 2013, 9:37
Unless you are very rich this won't be an option for the average person. Also that's if they don't put huge restrictions on it or keep it hidden form the general public. We are destroying this planet already with out population. I doubt we will ever see this kind of thing being standard until we are colonizing other planets or something. Getting off this rock should be the first and only real priority right now as a race. and where would we go?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Mr Right Wing on 15 January, 2013, 14:00
I think you are on target. I posted this in Immortals and have a theory how this may be accomplished. All life either evolves or disintegrates because of time and it is a continuous process. I will say I have proved to myself some people have lived more or less with a middle age appearance for quite a long long time and discovered some major secrets! Their is a group of people practicing more along the old alchemy teachings that I discovered and most people would have an interest in them on this thread! I know some do exist and live a seclusive life style and it is especially hard for them in ... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Coffey on 15 January, 2013, 14:23
and where would we go? Well that is what space exploration would cover, finding somewhere else to move some of our population. This planet is suffering because of us and it's not fair on the rest of the living creatures or the planet itself.
Comment icon #21 Posted by burt_ie on 15 January, 2013, 15:39
Comming soon to a private clinic...shame only the supper rich will be able to afford it.
Comment icon #22 Posted by spartan max2 on 15 January, 2013, 17:53
Well that is what space exploration would cover, finding somewhere else to move some of our population. This planet is suffering because of us and it's not fair on the rest of the living creatures or the planet itself. Wouldent we just do the same to the next rock we find? We can change places but if we dont change there is no point.
Comment icon #23 Posted by White Unicorn on 16 January, 2013, 1:53
The Golden Dawn has a disgusting secret and its name even gives it away. They practice drinking their golden coloured urine when they wake up in the morning believing it leads to longetivity and health. From a chemistry point of view this morning stream contains high levels of hormones and vitamins. Estrogen is also excreted into the urine and if that wasnt enough the female urine is more potent in its concentrations. This secret isnt actually hidden because even the Bible tells people to 'drink waters from thy own cistern'. I heard of that too. I remember some Indian guru on TV drinking his, ... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by Jenny Jane on 16 January, 2013, 23:01
This could be awesome or dangerous. Time will tell.


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