immortal humans in 25 - 30 years?

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  1. dawg

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    Your strategy would involve not only preventing aging, but reversing it as well. Does that mean people will get to choose what age they want to remain?

    Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published a paper in October in the journal Cell Cycle detailing a novel method for creating immortal human mammary epithelial cells, the study of which may lead to more cancer treatment options.

    The researchers were able to create cells with the characteristics necessary for immortality but without the numerous genomic errors that usually are a precursor to endless cell division. Immortality is usually the result of a long series of random mutations. This new cell line uses more targeted techniques to achieve immortality without the additional messy mutations, and it offers cancer researchers a cleaner slate from which to begin their investigations.

    Martha Stampfer, a senior scientist at the Berkeley lab’s Stampfer Lab, said normal human cells eventually undergo senescence — meaning they stop dividing — when they reach a certain number of divisions or suffer environmental stress. Overcoming these barriers leads to immortal cells that often occurs as cancer becomes established.

    “Human cells need to suppress immortality to suppress cancer,” Stampfer said.

    There are at least two barriers that must be overcome to achieve cell immortality. The scientists knock out the p16 gene, which responds to stress by signaling senescence. They also activate an enzyme which replenishes telomeres — little caps that keep chromosomes from fraying at the ends.

    The paper is the result of work in conjunction with scientists at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

    “The published model is very important for further study of human breast carcinogenesis,” said contributing investigator Lukas Vrba in an email. Vrba is a research associate in the Arizona lab, which is focused on breast cancer.

    The Berkeley lab is supported by Department of Energy funding. In an email, Rick Borchelt, director of communications for DOE, said while the agency has no cancer research mandate, it does fund research about low-dose radiation. Part of that research involves cellular repair mechanisms, which are closely related to cancer studies.

    A 1984 study by Stampfer led to commercialized immortal cells, but those cells suffered the additional mutations of previous technology. The new process avoids those random errors.

    “When I started in the ’70s, I was fascinated,” Stampfer said. “All this stuff was just starting. Things have come full circle.”

    Her initial investigation began when she became puzzled about why normal, noncancerous human cells are always mortal, yet rodent cells — such as those of lab mice — can be immortal. Mice, unlike humans, she said, do not live long enough in the wild to need protections from cancerous growth.

    While humans have evolved mechanisms that try to stop erratic cell division, Stampfer said, mouse cells are immortal.

    “Mice are all over out in nature, but eventually a hawk gets them — they die before cancer can develop,” she said.

    Contact Isaac Smith at ismith@dailycal.org and follow him on Twitter @IsaacGSmith.


    Why do you personally want to live forever?



    Sources
    http://www.dailycal.org/2014/11/09/...-publish-study-creating-immortal-human-cells/
    http://www.livescience.com/6967-hang-25-year-wait-immortality.html


     
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  2. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...sign me up.
     
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    Good. I'm really just interested in the fact that I'll be fucking 50 year olds with 18 year old vaginas and sweet buttholes
     
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    There is a lot to consider.

    As with anything else on this planet i suspect only the super wealthy the 1% will be able to afford it. This will create a divide between the poor mortals and the uber rich god like immortals. It sounds great but it wont be for everyone, this much we can guess.
     
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    Please sign up my wife.
     
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    25-30 years takes me into early bird specials and AARP, forget it....
     
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    ...oh wait you can only go back so far?....hmmm
     
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    The way things are going in this country, I almost can't stand living another day. Damn blacks.
     
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    I wish they would hurry the fuck up with this.
     
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    Not the least bit interested.
     
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    It's like the guy said, when you feel old, out of shape, sick, frail etc..

    If you were able to feel like you were 20 again you would want to live.
     
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    Do I have to be broke like I was when I was 20 ?
    I don't miss that.
     
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    No, you need to be loaded. This aint gonna be cheap. Face it, you and i are going to die. People like bill Gates will enjoy immortality.
     
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    I'm probably just a few years older than you. I've watched this country go down the shitter since we were kids, with what seems like no chance of turning around with the people in charge. It's not just your physicality you have to consider, it's also your environment. Besides, the rich and powerful will/are keep this to themselves to insure that they get to keep running the place into the ground.
     
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    Besides, if it takes 30 years to do it, I'll already be 80+ (if not dead already) How many years are they gonna be able to turn it back?
     
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    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    They won't run it completely into the ground. They need poor folks to fight the wars.
     
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    I know. It's just a silly dream, some will achieve it but most will not.

    I myself would want to live a few hundred years. I enjoy technology and want to see what it evolves into. Can you imagine the tv's, video games etc....?
     
  19. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...i dont see a down side. :dontknow:
     
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    Living forever sounds expensive. I wouldn't want to work indefinitely!
     
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