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Are We Ready For Immortality?

Posted May 6th, 2013 at 10:11 am by

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Scientists have been looking for ways to beat aging for quite some time. There are two different ways that we are currently pursuing. The first way would be the route of Ray Kurzweil who wants to re-create or download your current brain into hardware. While many scientists feel that this is possible, it will take years before our technology is at that point. Many others have pursued the more biological approach.

Scientists at the Albert Einstein school of medicine had the following to say:

The hypothalamus, an almond-size area of the brain, controls growth, reproduction, and metabolism but also initiates aging, according to the study. Dongsheng Cai, a physiologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, together with colleagues, realized this by tracking NF-?B, a molecule that controls DNA transcription and is involved in inflammation and the bodily response to stress. They found that in mice, NF-?B becomes more active in the hypothalamus with age.

The article goes on to say that they’ve been able to increase the lifespan of mice by 20%. Even middle-aged mice have shown signs of reverse aging. So what does this mean for humanity? Can we harness the part of the brain that is responsible for aging? If so, how long before living 1000 years is the norm?

Imagine how many chicks you’d bone in 1000 years. I support this research.

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