Sherry A. Phillips

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Can You Live To Be 1000?

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Can you live to be 1000? Would you want to?

Last week I read an article which states that there is a possibility that the first person to live to be 1000 is already alive today! Can you imagine?

They may be able to reset your DNA and allow your body to get rid of the age-related diseases which eventually kill us. In other words, you would have the possibility of everlasting youthfulness.

From News:

At the epicentre of the research is Aubrey de Grey — a Cambridge gerontologist and co-founder or the California-based Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Research Foundation.

“The first thing I want to do is get rid of the use of this word immortality, because it’s enormously damaging, it is not just wrong, it is damaging,” he told Motherboard.

“It means zero risk of death from any cause — whereas I just work on one particular cause of death, namely aging.”

Mr de Grey said his research aims to undo the damage done by the wear and tear of life, as opposed to stopping the aging process altogether.

“If we ask the question: ‘Has the person been born who will be able to escape the ill health of old age indefinitely?’ Then I would say the chances of that are very high,” he said.

“Probably about 80 per cent.”

To achieve longevity, de Grey is developing a therapy to kill cells that have lost the ability to divide, allowing healthy cells to multiply and replenish the tissue.

“The therapies that we are working on at the moment are not going to be perfect,” he said.

“These therapies are going to be good enough to take middle age people, say people aged 60, and rejuvenate them thoroughly enough so they won’t be biologically 60 again until they are chronologically 90.

“That means we have essentially bought 30 years of time to figure out how to re-rejuvenate them when they are chronologically 90 so they won’t be biologically 60 for a third time until they are 120 or 150.

“I believe that 30 years is going to be very easily enough time to do that.”

That is incredible isn’t it?

And check out this TED Talk on A Roadmap To End Aging:

So, all of this begs the question, if you could live to be 1000, would you want to?

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