ELIXIR OF LIFE’ PILL WILL LET US LIVE UNTIL 150 | Scientific Discoveries and Advancements | Forum

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
ELIXIR OF LIFE’ PILL WILL LET US LIVE UNTIL 150
October 20, 2011
2:24 pm
Avatar
zoltan2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 512
Member Since:
September 2, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

ELIXIR OF LIFE’ PILL WILL LET US LIVE UNTIL 150

Drugs for the body to repair itself and new stem cell therapies could be on the market in five years

Thursday October 20,2011
By Jo Willey

Comment Speech Bubble Have your say(5)

A WONDER pill letting us live to the ripe old age of 150 and beyond may be available within five years.

Thanks to advances in medicine, lifestyle and public health, many people in Britain expect to reach their centenary.

Now Professor Peter Smith of New South Wales University in Australia claims “elixir of life” drugs will not only help us live longer, but healthier too.

He said: “The aim is not just to eke out extra existence but to facilitate a longer healthy life. We just don’t want to live longer, we want to live longer well. And these drugs will help with the regeneration of cells, regeneration of processes in the body, so we expect people will live well, much longer.”

Drugs for the body to repair itself and new stem cell therapies could be on the market in five years.

However, Prof Smith recognised that longevity would raise serious issues for society. “People aren’t going to want to retire at 65 and spend many, many decades sitting at home,” he said.

ì
Our bodies have an extraordinary ability to repair themselves
î

Baroness Susan Greenfield, a neuroscientist at Oxford University, also foresees people starting second careers at 65, in knowledge-based jobs, rather than physical ones. But she said tackling dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, needed to be a priority, “otherwise the social and economic implications could potentially be catastrophic.”

Professor David Sinclair, an Australian expert in ageing at Harvard University, said a network of genes is responsible for the pace of ageing.

He said: “Our bodies have an extraordinary ability to repair themselves.”

Professor Sinclair has shown that resveratrol, a plant compound found in red wine, can extend the lifespan of yeast, worms, fruit flies and fat mice, by activating proteins called sirtuins. “We’re seeing the beginning of technology that could one day allow us to reach 150.” he said.

November 6, 2011
7:02 am
Avatar
shadowcass
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 239
Member Since:
July 26, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Groovy. Only one question:

WHY live till 150?

November 6, 2011
1:40 pm
Avatar
zoltan2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 512
Member Since:
September 2, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"shadowcass" wrote: Groovy. Only one question:

WHY live till 150?

If you are in perfect health and look good why not.

500 years ago people lived an average age of 35.

Sure some would of like to live till 75.

I am 61 and feel perfect give me 50 more years why not

November 6, 2011
11:17 pm
Avatar
shadowcass
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 239
Member Since:
July 26, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"zoltan2" wrote: [quote="shadowcass"]Groovy. Only one question:

WHY live till 150?

If you are in perfect health and look good why not.

500 years ago people lived an average age of 35.

Sure some would of like to live till 75.

I am 61 and feel perfect give me 50 more years why not

Suit yourself. Some people cling to school longer than others.

November 7, 2011
1:01 pm
Avatar
zoltan2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 512
Member Since:
September 2, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"shadowcass" wrote: [quote="zoltan2"][quote="shadowcass"]Groovy. Only one question:

WHY live till 150?

If you are in perfect health and look good why not.

500 years ago people lived an average age of 35.

Sure some would of like to live till 75.

I am 61 and feel perfect give me 50 more years why not

Suit yourself. Some people cling to school longer than others.

HaHaHa I guess when you will be in paradise and will live for ever with eternal life you are going to beg to die.
Guess you won't be able to stand eternal schooling.

November 7, 2011
3:18 pm
Avatar
shadowcass
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 239
Member Since:
July 26, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

If you knew anything you would know that death isn't the end. It is only the beginning.

Just as you would know that THIS life isn't the ULTIMATE Life...

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "

Gone where?

Gone from my sight . . . that is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of destination.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment
when someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "
there are other eyes watching her coming . . .
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . .

" Here she comes! "

---Henry Van Dyke
A Parable of Immortality

November 11, 2011
8:53 am
Avatar
bionic
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 9870
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Oh...ding.. dang..dong!!

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

November 11, 2011
3:51 pm
Avatar
zoltan2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 512
Member Since:
September 2, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"shadowcass" wrote: If you knew anything you would know that death isn't the end. It is only the beginning.

Just as you would know that THIS life isn't the ULTIMATE Life...

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "

Gone where?

I never said that death was the end

Gone from my sight . . . that is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of destination.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment
when someone at my side says,
" There she goes! "
there are other eyes watching her coming . . .
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . .

" Here she comes! "

---Henry Van Dyke
A Parable of Immortality

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 288

Currently Online:
58 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

greeney2: 10245

bionic: 9870

Lashmar: 5289

tigger: 4576

rath: 4297

DIss0n80r: 4161

sandra: 3858

frrostedman: 3815

Wing-Zero: 3278

Tairaa: 2842

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 24230

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 31

Topics: 8750

Posts: 123584

Newest Members:

mexican narco, Vivi-Zizi, Vincent, kitty, linkon old, ielts balle, Harrison Pike, Scully11, [email protected], Aaron Breuer

Administrators: John Greenewald: 592, blackvault: 1776