Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Stop to Aging

Living longer is one thing, but staying young is another. A  U.S. team of scientists may have found a way to keep us young as our bodies grow old. The research team has discovered genetic triggers that control a cell's ability to clean-up faulty proteins. When we are young the clean-up process happens more smoothly and efficiently but as we grow older the process of recycling worn out protein slows. This contributes to major organs failing and diseases associated with aging. The scientists were able to slow the aging process in older mice by triggering the systems within cells that do the clean up. After more research and studies scientists may be able to stimulate this process in humans and curb aging. 

(Originally reported by the BBC.) 

22 comments:

darkman said...

Ill belive it when i see it.

ju1cebox said...

nice. to be young and perky till a ripe old age would be ideal.

rebekah adrianne said...

You're great for posting stuff like this. Kudos.

Daphine Reeves said...

This is quite interesting. Thanks for the post!

ilovemylilcoppertonegirl said...

loved this post!! thanks!

Sloth said...

Science can do some pretty crazy stuff these days. That's really awesome.

Maki said...

I often times hearing myself talk "god, I don't wanna get old.." Maybe because I'm turing 35 in a few months, but this news makes me go.. hmmmmm... Thanks for your entry!

Blank said...

Science scares the shit outta me.

MixMax said...

very interesting, difficult to imagine myself, maybe because I believe in normal cycle of life, but it would be beautiful to slow aging process to see my children and grandchildren grow up, and of course to be for more years with the loved once.

NMC said...

I really hope that this is true,
not so much for me and you,
but so movie stars can stay in the public eye
right up until the day they die.
Because I really miss Bob Barker.

kgirl said...

very cool!

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If you understand the reality, that means your have a free mind.

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Thank you!

fiwa said...

that's interesting. I'm tempted to follow the link but not sure I would understand any better!

Lauren Smith said...

what a lovely idea for a blog, the world certainly needs more good news.
I'm gonna add you to my blogroll so I can get daily hits of positivity!
Lauren

Liz said...

I love Cheerful Scoop, it's great to have good news!

Lisa said...

When's the trial? Sign me up!

The Baroness said...

Woo hoo! I finally start feeling like I was born at the right time! YESS!!!!

Kim Williams said...

works for me. btw, great to find you and your good news here.

glad i clicked in.

Layne Street said...

They posted your blog on the front page today and I'm so glad I saw it. I so appreciate your perspective - your mission! Well done.

GMK Khalsa said...

Thanks for the positive twist on the news. Keep up the good work.

Oracle98 said...

It depends upon the surroundings actually in which you live in.

Katei4 said...

Here i got one interesting post about Aging.
http://katei4healthlife.blog.com/2008/7/