Stopping the Signs of Aging with Science

Wrinkles have found their match. Science has found a way to eliminate the onset of wrinkles, muscle wasting and even cataracts (at least in mice):

It was done by "flushing out" retired cells that had stopped dividing. They accumulate naturally with age.

The scientists believe their findings could eventually "really have an impact" in the care of the elderly.

Experts said the results were "fascinating", but should be taken with a bit of caution.

The study, published in Nature, focused on what are known as "senescent cells". They stop dividing into new cells and have an important role in preventing tumours from progressing.

These cells are cleared out by the immune system, but their numbers build up with time. The researchers estimated that around 10% of cells are senescent in very old people.

Scientists at the Mayo Clinic, in the US, devised a way to kill all senescent cells in genetically engineered mice.


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The good thing about this technology is that rich people will be able to benefit from it first, so they'll look better and live longer than everyone else.
Sounds like a formula for civil disorder.
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Reminds me of Jerome Corbell, finding himself in a Diks 'hospital:' steps into a tranport booth, nothing, but a fine dust filtering down in the booth immediately adjacent. Twas a 'transporter' that just removed waste cells, etc. Kinda like this? Let's hope, I could use a recharge.
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Tyrell: Wouldn't obstruct replication, but it does give rise to an error in replication so that the newly formed DNA strand carries the mutation and you've got a virus again. But, uh, this-- all of this is academic. You were made as well as we could make you.

Roy: But not to last.

Tyrell: The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. And you have burned so very very brightly, Roy. Look at you. You're the prodigal son. You're quite a prize!
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