Skip to comments.Pathways that extend lifespan by 500 percent identified
Posted on 01/21/2020 5:14:06 PM PST by LibWhacker
Summary: Scientists have identified synergistic cellular pathways for longevity that amplify lifespan fivefold in C. elegans, a nematode worm used as a model in aging research. The increase in lifespan would be the equivalent of a human living for 400 or 500 years, according to one of the scientists. Share:
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif., and Nanjing University in China, have identified synergistic cellular pathways for longevity that amplify lifespan fivefold in C. elegans, a nematode worm used as a model in aging research.
The increase in lifespan would be the equivalent of a human living for 400 or 500 years, according to one of the scientists.
"The synergistic extension is really wild," said Rollins, who is the lead author with Jianfeng Lan, Ph.D., of Nanjing University. "The effect isn't one plus one equals two, it's one plus one equals five. Our findings demonstrate that nothing in nature exists in a vacuum; in order to develop the most effective anti-aging treatments we have to look at longevity networks rather than individual pathways."
The discovery of the synergistic interaction could lead to the use of combination therapies, each affecting a different pathway, to extend healthy human lifespan in the same way that combination therapies are used to treat cancer and HIV, Pankaj Kapahi, Ph.D., of the Buck Institute, has said...
The synergistic interaction may also may explain why scientists have been unable to identify a single gene responsible for the ability of some people to live to extraordinary old ages free of major age-related diseases until shortly before their deaths.
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BOOM! Beat the Doubting Thomas's to the punch. ;-)
But we only have 10 11 or 12 years left right? 500 years? These guys must be climate deniers!
Theres just so much we can learn from nematodes.
Theyre getting ready to launch a spaceship to Mars.
With my luck, this will hit the market for only $20 a month in 2045.
When I’m in my late 80’s.
Hell, I’m not sure I’d be interested in it if it was for sale at that price now.
My life span will be eternal because of Jesus. Who wants to keep living in a failing mortal body?
I didn’t read the article but . . the secret is beer, right?
Who would want to live that long!? Not me!
Bring on Gerovita (an old reference for former liberals like myself).
Cocaine and hookers.
I’ll test it.
I think my retirement money will run out long before that.
Maybe we have to work until we are 350 yrs old?
Who will hire a 300 yr old geezer?
Imagine another 500 years of Hellary, Pelosi, et al.
Hold on there. Is this something you have to eat, or can you just rub it on?
I picked a bad week to alienate my drug dealers and pimps.
“You are not yet ready for immortality” - Kosh Naranek.
As an undergrad at UCSD around 1984-85, I attended an evening talk on life extension.
The speaker said with our knowledge at the time, it was possible for humans to live much longer, healthy lives well into our 120th year or so.
A voice in mid-audience said oh, great, well NEVER get rid of the department chairman (who happened to be in attendance).
The laughter was immediate, raucous, and followed by sporadic outbreaks as the comment was repeated to those who didnt quite catch it.
One of the funniest things Id ever heard in school.
Heres a thought: George Soros, Nancy Pelosi, Nadler, Schitt, live to 500?
Yeah, Im a buzzkill.
Lazarus Long...paging Mr. Lazarus Long...
No thanks, unless they also find a way to eliminate painful ailments like arthritis, and loss of hearing and eyesight, etc. One can only take so much pain and disability.
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