Partial reversal of aging achieved in mice

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  1. Matthew
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    ====Breaking off topic NEWS, AGING appears to have been officially reversed in MICE. I Feel this is historic and deserving of the main forum.====


    Partial reversal of aging achieved in mice

    Control of telomerase gene appears to control process


    By Richard Saltus

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    Partial reversal of aging achieved in mice | Harvard Gazette

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT
     
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    Minimizing symptoms of aging is not reversing it. That is impossible.
     
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    And, you're wrong.

    Mice are not short hairy people.
    People are not tall naked rodents.

    If you watch, you will find that every damn one of these breakthrough stories says some variation on

    "... results cannot be extrapolated to humans ..."

    and

    " ... more animal tests are needed ..."

    WHY?

    Because, all basic model testing is done for only one real reason.

    We are a culture of "publish or perish" and

    we can't publish unless we can afford to run these huge mega-labs full of animals and

    we can't buy the labs and the animals unless we get grants and we don't get grants unless we publish.

    You will never again hear of any of these glorious breakthroughs because the only reason to publish the exciting "discoveries" is to get more grant money.

    The end.
     
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    Do we really need mice to remain youthful? Does it serve a purpose?
     
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    Absolutely true but people are gullible and desperate to live forever.

    There will always be people who will believe this tripe and enough of them will be wealthy that there will always be funding for their ever-so-terribly important "work".
     
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    "....resulting in new growth of the brain and testes, improved fertility, and the return of a lost cognitive function..."

    So...there may be hope for Republican's after all? :D
     
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    Semantics. Reversing the symptoms theoretically preserves your youth. I assume we would live longer and be youthful longer.
     
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    Damn! Dudley just said something intelligent and well thought out. :shock:

    You do realize that most of these researchers doing all of this publishing for grant money are mostly "liberals" like yourself, right?
     
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    Why in the world would we need mice that live longer?
     
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    A lot of hungry cats?
     

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