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A scientist from Harvard thinks that he has found out how to reverse the aging process. The scientist claims that he has been able to halt the process of aging in mice.
Molecule Could Be Key To Reverse Ageing
Dr. David Sinclair from the Harvard Medical School said that he has studied aging in mice and found a molecule that can reverse aging in them. He said that after getting the mice to drink within one week they have more energy and can run further than before and when looking at their organs they have been rejuvenated as well.
Sinclair went on to say that the studies have been exciting, but at the same time, they are some concern. The scientist said that in short the story of the research is that people are said to have a protein in their system that when people are young repairs damage to the DNA. However, when getting older a different protein blocks that original one and this leads to damage to the DNA that leads to the characteristics of people getting old.
Sinclair thinks that he has located a molecule which can go in-between the proteins and this means that the process of DNA repair works once more. Right now Sinclair has only seen the results working in the mice and went on to say that much work still has to be undertaken to be able to apply the same results in human beings.
Reversing Anti-ageing Brings Many Questions With It
If this were possible, it is mind boggling as it could lead to humans being immortal or perhaps living for many hundreds if not thousands of years. However, this leads to other questions too, for one would a person still have diseases such as Alzheimer’s? If the answer was yes, then life could be prolonged but not the quality of life.
Even if these concerns could be addressed there are still concerns about whether anyone would want to live for hundreds or thousands of years, perhaps even forever, or whether they would lose the zest for life.
Of course, if such treatment were to arrive on the market and be available the costs of such treatment would no doubt be astronomical. This would mean that it would perhaps only become available to those who are rich. This may lead to a situation where the rich people of the world would be able to improve the quality of their genes before anyone else, and it would result in a society unequal both in opportunity and genetics.
There is a great deal to think about in regards to the development of medicine that would be able to stop or reverse aging. One of the biggest questions is who wants to live forever?