OT: Resetting cells to younger states

Submitted by vertiGoBlue on December 16th, 2016 at 11:04 AM

This is very cool!!


In short, the article discusses results of experiments (on mice) demonstrating that cells can be "rejuvenated" to younger states of themselves. And, thus reverse the effects of aging on the whole organism.

Very cool in general, but also, I'm wondering if this may have implications for getting additional years of eligibllity for this (and future) year's seniors (and/or previous graduates). And, how it may effect Tom Brady's attempt to compete in the NFL at a high level well into his 40's. enlightened

/s (mostly, but very cool stuff nonetheless)



December 16th, 2016 at 11:09 AM ^

No one lives forever, no one. But with advances in modern science and my high level income, it's not crazy to think I can live to be 245, maybe 300. Heck, I just read in the newspaper that they put a pig heart in some guy from Russia. Do you know what that means?


December 16th, 2016 at 2:34 PM ^

 You want a six-pack? It just takes some work but once you get a routine down it gets easy.

 Get up early each morning, get some good workout gear on, (personally I like the new ones with wicking ability when you get the sweat really going).

 Then go (I like to jog when possible as it increases the cardio quicker), and head to your local package store and get a six-pack. They should have several varieties to chose from, just try some and find your favorite. That's all there is to it and you're very welcome. It can also work with kegs and cases too if you pick the right package store.


December 16th, 2016 at 11:20 AM ^

Just think how bad it was a few centuries ago. I used to say to my students, "OK, so why do you think you only need to be 35 years old to be POTUS? Doesn't that seem young? Well, it's because EVERYONE DIED AT 40 BACK THEN! Or why do you think Ben Franklin's dad had 18 kids? BECAUSE EVERYONE DIED IN CHILD BIRTH BACK THEN!" 


December 16th, 2016 at 11:25 AM ^

I've always wondered why we humans need to go to all the trouble of brushing/flossing our teeth to maintain good tooth/gum health as we age (and other mammals don't).

I've concluded that we aren't supposed to be living as long as we are. If we die at 40, teeth brushing/flossing would be moot.

The Maizer

December 16th, 2016 at 11:20 AM ^

This has been discussed for some time and the ramifications are pretty significant. There are a lot of people in their later years doing everything they can to extend their lives long enough to "catch the wave" of reversing cellular/DNA aging. A successful and highly available version of this medicinal breakthrough have some serious consequences with regards to world population and resource availability.


December 16th, 2016 at 3:45 PM ^

This is one of those things we'd have to think long and hard about.

Also, what affect would it have in the brain? If I "reset" my neurons do I lose memory? Experience?

Going through Jr High and HS again with a new body and my current knowledge would be a blast.

Just being 16 again would suck.

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December 16th, 2016 at 11:43 AM ^

This is very interesting. I wonder, with improved organ health, the ramifications this could have on any illness. Something like cancer. It's too bad there won't be any human trials for so long when I'm sure there are thousands of people willing to try the chemical treatments.