Skip to comments.New Harvard Research Investigates the Causes of Aging
Posted on 11/27/2008 10:21:27 AM PST by Ancient Drive
Harvard Medical School scientists claim to have discovered a mechanism that may be the universal cause of aging. The study, published in the journal Cell, shows how DNA damage eventually leads to a breakdown in the cells ability to understand which genes are switched on and which are switched off. The cells decreasing ability to detect patterns of gene expression plays a critical role in aging, the researchers report.
This is the first potentially fundamental, root cause of aging that we've found, says Harvard Medical School professor of pathology David Sinclair. There may very well be others, but our finding that aging in a simple yeast cell is directly relevant to aging in mammals comes as a surprise.
Scientists have known that a group of genes called sirtuins are involved in the aging process. These genes, when stimulated by resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and red wine known for his anti-aging powers, appear to have a positive effect on both aging and health. This study is the latest to draw attention to sirtuins, proteins involved in the aging process.
It has been previously shown that resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and red wine provides heart benefits, preventing cardiovascular diseases, reducing heart inflammation, enabling stronger bones and preventing eye cataracts. The substance has the effect of an activator for more than 1,000 genes affecting the heart. The function of these genes changes as a person ages but the resveratrol helps the genes work the same way they do in a younger heart.
Resveratrol works as a biological survival mechanism that switches the bodys resources from fertility to tissue maintenance by activating protein agents known in people as sirtuins. Therefore, life is prolonged since it reduces at the same time degenerative diseases of aging, such as Alzheimers.
Genesis:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die."
Genesis:22 Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever"
Only God can reverse the consequences of the original sin
The causes of aging? I’d say it’s simply the calendar.
You beat me to it!
More taxpayer money being flushed yet again.
For Women..it's men!
This can be seen in orbit. Everything was fine until they let a women get her hand on some tools! The tool bag has gone missing and the white hairs at the ISS have multiplied astronomically.
“Causes of Aging.”
Rom 5:12: Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned.
I read an article a few years ago that showed the results of research into what kinds of enzymes caused aging. I kid you not, the answer they came up with is that aging, and eventually DEATH is caused by a certain type of fruit-like enzyme! I thought, “of course, we already knew that”.
People die because there must be change; The One said so.
So drink your red wine today!
As I understand it, science is only man studying God's creations to understand how He did it.
Even if they do not believe that they are studying some of God's way.
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