Cognitive decline due to ageing can be reversed in mice – here’s what the new study means for humans
This offers hope that the cognitive impairment associated with growing older is a transient state we can potentially fix.
Researchers have identified an anti-ageing protein which controls protein metabolism, a process linked to ageing and disease.
A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.
Like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers, the medical implants of the future will go where they are needed, on or inside the body.
The first big problem is death. Roughly 90 percent of everybody who has been alive has died by now.
On balance, it can be argued, life extension is a good thing and life extension research should be funded aggressively.
The major causes of age-related death today will be largely controlled and cured in the 2050s, at least for those in wealthier regions.
Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.
The rationale for those considering cryonics is that there's no guarantee they will ever be revived, but that it is reasonable that they might be.
Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.