A new study shows promise for human longevity. Scientists at Boston Labs have found a way to reverse the aging process at will…at least within mice. And this is the first and major scientific breakthrough in the pursuit of human longevity. No vampire bites, quickenings, genies or other magical creatures are required!
How it Works
According to the scientists, this breakthrough comes down to a new information based theory called “The Information Theory of Aging”.
The Information Theory of Aging
According to the theory, a loss in the cell’s ability to read its original DNA leads to a loss in function, similar to how computer software may develop corrupted software. For cells, the epigenome is the controlling software that turns genes on and off. And it can be triggered by all sorts of mainly negative health events like smoking, inflammatory diet, or lack of sleep.
Aging apparently, is really about all that DNA damage that corrupts the system.
All the wear and tear at the cellular level damages DNA, and the proteins that repair it are also responsible for controlling the genes, and they get distracted and lose their way home. The result – what we think of as the results of the aging process.
The Good News and The Breakthrough
The good news is that there is apparently a way to reboot the system in a way that restores the cell’s ability to read the genome correctly again as if it were young. If the process is triggered, the body will remember how to regenerate and be young again, even if you’re old and have an illness.
This can be turned on at the flick of a switch.
Why it Matters
This is one of many promising health studies that may lead to longer lifespans. This may also reduce chronic injury and disability from all the wear and tear we place on our bodies.
- Imagine having the advantages of a young body but the experience of a weathered well-lived life.
- Imagine having more time to spend with family, friends, children and grandchildren (and more mobility)
- Imagine all those aching joints being back to they were when you were 18
- Imagine not having to wear prescription glasses or contact lenses
- Imagine not having to wear special footwear, back or wrist braces
- Imagine all the pissed off plastic surgeons!
No… this is not an excuse or hall pass to act like a complete child. Although who knows that may be a side effect.
The Bottom Line
You may live longer thanks to scientific innovations, and as you get older (at least in years), the odds of you needing some form of long-term care down the road go up as well. This makes having a long-term care plan more necessary and more valuable, so be sure you have a plan.
This will help ensure that your retirement dollars aren’t all sucked away in the high costs in care, leaving you with:
- More time for those you love
- If you need care, you have it, leaving more of your hard earned money to do what you love
- Peace of mind that you have care covered if you need it
Here’s a link to the Study – https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(22)01570-7