Can Science Stop Aging?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

We’ll do anything to conquer aging, and now scientists believe they’ve found the root cause of it in the brain! Anthony reports on this discovery, and what it could mean for our quest for eternal youth.

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Scientists Find Key to Aging Process in Hypothalamus

“US team identifies mechanism deep in brains of mice that can be tweaked to shorten or lengthen lives.”

Brain Region Found to Control Aging

“For the first time, a brain region has been found that may control aging throughout the whole body, a new study reports.”

Hypothalamic Programming of Systemic Aging Involving IKK-?, NF-?B and GnRH

“Ageing is a result of gradual and overall functional deteriorations across the body; however, it is unknown whether an individual tissue primarily works to mediate the ageing progress and control lifespan.”


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Dark Eternal November 2, 2013 - 10:52 AM

The only way you're going to get to a planet that is millions of light years away is if there exists a property in space-time that allows it to be closed into a loop so you can shortcut the entire distance with a portal of some kind that you could create with 1 point being local and the other point at those vast distances you wish to traverse. Although the simple act of creating that portal, if possible, could potentially have the unintended side effect of unmaking all of existence itself.

Dark Eternal November 2, 2013 - 10:57 AM

The quantum level is smaller than even that of molecules, and when you start to get down to that level, conventional physics breaks down. Things pop into existence from nothing and then disappear (virtual particles), violate causality, traverse space-time boundaries, and you can't control anything.

Dark Eternal November 2, 2013 - 11:00 AM

They prevent oxidative damage from free radicals, so they can reduce cell damage, which is a large factor in cell aging.

You're still going to have cellular oxidation and you're still going to age for a variety of other reasons. It's far from a fountain of youth, but it certainly helps.

Dark Eternal November 2, 2013 - 11:09 AM

The mice still died. You'd just delay the inevitable to live longer if it worked in humans similarly, and you'd spend more of your lifespan to attain that goal than you gained back in the results most likely.

And once you examined what you sacrificed to reach that goal, you'd realize that in the end it wasn't worth it; but it'd be too late at that point.

Better to enjoy the time you have than sacrifice it and realize you gave up everything that made life worth living for the sake of longevity

Dark Eternal November 2, 2013 - 11:15 AM

The only way a society in which people had indefinite lifespans could sustain itself is if the population were a fraction of a fraction of what it is today, it was a sustainable society that wasn't depleting any systems faster than their recharge rates, and there was 0 net population growth.

Right now we're at the total polar opposite of that & are fast approaching multiple ecological tipping points.

Even if you have a perfect society on paper, you have to account for human elements (war, etc)

Dark Eternal November 2, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Imagine you had to choose between these 2 options:

You can either live as you are now, a normal human being; or you can become immortal & physically indestructible. You cannot be killed or destroyed at all by anything.

Now given those options, which one between the two would you pick? Think hard on this one. You will literally last FOREVER, and you are not just the only person, but the only THING in all of existence that is exempt from the ravages of time.

Dark Eternal November 4, 2013 - 4:16 AM

Today's population can't be sustained from interest generated by natural ecosystems, but is consuming its vast supply of natural capital – deep, rich agricultural soils, "fossil"groundwater, and biodiversity – accumulated over centuries to eons. In some places soils, generated at centimeters per century are disappearing at rates of centimeters per year. Aquifers are being depleted at dozens of times their recharge rates, and we've embarked on the greatest extinction episode in 65 million years.

Dark Eternal November 5, 2013 - 10:05 AM

In the past we were never limited by an available source of energy or the lack of a new, more powerful & cheaper one waiting to be exploited. We could innovate and invent almost at will. We produced stuff so fast we had to invent advertising to move it. Now comes a terminal decline in the vital resources with which we have built modern civilization.

Where will the energy come from to build technological marvels in an energy scarce world? It’s like going from tugging on a rope to pushing it.

Dark Eternal November 6, 2013 - 8:14 AM

Throughout the history of human civilization, it has been necessity that has always fueled new inventions. However, time and again these inventions were often driven by the desire to make something cheaper or more affordable. Cheapness, not necessity, is often the mother of innovation. However, if we stick with the original premise of necessity, then why isn’t Bangladesh a technological utopia?

Minji Juju November 20, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Humans: immortal gods that have the power to manipulate all matter. xD

Robert Galletta November 30, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Against boredom, even the Gods contend in vain. If you lives to be 200, you'd hate the human race.

Zehnstern Astrologie December 7, 2013 - 1:36 AM

I would not care about the body. I would just change it

valimised December 8, 2013 - 11:36 PM

oh believe me, if they ever find out how to do it, you sheeps ain't gonna be in it -_-

Jake_The_Dog December 10, 2013 - 11:43 PM

How where humans really created?

killerthunder15 January 2, 2014 - 6:14 PM

we need to get more land!!

henk jakson February 13, 2014 - 5:39 PM

if we stop aging we also should stop making baby's

Golden Bear February 20, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Yes, Science has been destined to end aging! Go to the site at Adam and Eve Word Research blog spot, and therein the word researcher explains how science has had the means to end aging and premature death now for many years! On the site below the plea for funds, are many given ways of aging the pandemic plagues attack upon mankind! The Researcher has already located the molecules, he merely needs laboratories and funds to formulate the cure for Aging and premature death, the rampant plague upon mankind/wo-mankind! Respect

Tara Dobbs February 24, 2014 - 12:46 AM

My grandmother lived in 96. Her sister, my Great Aunt Rose lived in 98. Great Aunt Sue is in her early 80s now and is still alive. My mother is 72, in poor health for many reasons, but still alive, barely at times. My mother's family lives a long time, close to 100. I might get that far, who knows.

Elijah Blackburn February 24, 2014 - 4:31 AM

1100 days as opposed to 1000 days for the upper limit of the age of rats is a 10% increase, yes? Not 20%.

Kodamin March 7, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Science can't stop aging. But then again when was science born?

Comfy Couch Gaming March 7, 2014 - 4:59 PM

pft… next thing you know they'll be installing timers on our forearms and forcing us to use time as a currency.

jacob cockerham March 14, 2014 - 12:00 PM

If scientists says we can live forever it's possible but if God says there is eternal life than it's impossible. Does this prove from a scientific point of view that eternal life is possible just like the Bible says?

Hallow Star April 1, 2014 - 12:52 AM

first space age, then eternal youth, it won't work the other way around

Tranquil JOE May 1, 2014 - 5:16 PM

I can't wait until they stop ageing. 

henk jakson May 29, 2014 - 6:06 PM

if we can stop aging i think we should do it 

Chi Pa Pa July 5, 2014 - 12:20 PM

So can humans make it so that that the insides and outsides of human bodies never  gets old?
Can the body produce the never ending resources that helps the body stay young and healthy?

Henderika van emden July 24, 2014 - 3:15 AM

lets just not do that no just no. lets vind a cure for cancer and other fatel deseases no making people imortal please. 

Jente De Lille July 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

If we could actually stop ageing, we should only use it against progeria, to give those patients a 'normal' life. The world is already overpopulated. We don't need to live even longer. We should age and die to make place for new generations.

Henry Lytar August 5, 2014 - 9:17 PM

hopefully they figure this out. fuck death.

RisingVictor August 12, 2014 - 4:40 AM

What about telomere shortening. I thought that caused aging! Did you ever mentioned that?! Stop making it overly confusing.

RisingVictor August 12, 2014 - 4:40 AM

What about telomere shortening. I thought that caused aging! Did you ever mentioned that?! Stop making it overly confusing.

Jennifer Benton September 13, 2014 - 4:55 AM

Treating dieses would be good but living forever would just cause problems

Shaquille Hinds October 31, 2014 - 3:18 AM

I've always thought about this and I still think humans shouldn't age past a certain point. However we should die when we reach a certain number of years until we develop interstellar travel and can populate the galaxy.

joe ben November 6, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Reproduction is the way to go because our offspring tend to be smarter than the parent.

Will A. November 25, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Make a law for any individual that chooses to stop aging to be restricted from having children or be fined $1 million dollars for each offspring. 1 mil might seem like a lot but if you're gonna live such a long life span – you'll have plenty of opportunity to make money.

Andrew Finn January 21, 2015 - 4:02 AM

Personally, if I could live to 120 or 150, I'd be happy.

aicilefool January 24, 2015 - 12:09 AM

scientists have only recently found out telomerase gene regulation is different in mice and humans. this finding of NFKB is subject to eludicition. among others.

AGod ASavageGod April 29, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Guys we can't stop ageing with our primitive tech we need to find the TRAVELER and fight off the darkness with our super soldiers the GUARDIANS.

Jovanni Leinux July 24, 2015 - 3:01 AM

Yes we can stop ageing it seems like it could never happen but it can you all die at one point in time 1,0012 I wish could up to .

Natalie Neighh December 9, 2015 - 2:21 AM

I'd love to stop aging, but I'm not looking to live forever, I just wanna look cute.

TheLordShinnok February 21, 2016 - 7:31 AM

We can stop aging forever I do not want to be a old man and wrinkly. I want to stay young looking forever.

Tara Love September 15, 2016 - 8:04 AM

Messin with nature never ends good. We age for a reason, a good reason. If none of us aged and died what would the world look like in 100 years time. The planet would not have the resources to give us all a good quality of life. Water, food, waste etc… would become a problem. The children of today deserve to have their time and we need to enjoy ours now and let nature take its course. Just an opinion, like belly buttons we all have one☺

Wtf nigga August 11, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Just because we can stop aging doesn't mean we can stop death, but I do definitely believe science is improving and it might be possible

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Mike Johns September 23, 2017 - 9:47 PM

they already know how to stop aging. Its a bad idea. That's why its not public knowledge.

KorpeN September 19, 2019 - 4:52 PM

150? Sounds depressing that that is all we (might) accomplish. If this is the case id rather just end it short. I really wish actually stopping the aging process, so that we literally don't age at all. Not "slowing it down" but literally stop it, we never die of old age. We are young forever. This is a fantasy, so I will probably not stick around much longer. I don't want to get old and wrinkly. When I see old.people I don't get happy, I get depressed.

Kai ninja Thundermmando Poke May 23, 2021 - 12:20 PM

I like a fate worse than death, Reversing the aging process in humans turns back the clock fountain of youth in real life makes age backward I want to be a teenager forever, stop the aging process forever defeat the aging process it is possible.