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I see people constantly raising similar points. Apparently they forget that they won't be obligated to partake in these aging treatments. If you think that wouldn't be able to cope with the "burdens" of an extended life, just don't take part in the treatments.

In reality, it won’t work like that though will it. We will get to a point where anti-aging is just another medical procedure like the countless other medicines that most people partake in which allow them to live to current life expectancy levels. Even if people do elect to ‘die young’ when people around them are living for three times longer, you don’t think their lives are going to be affected by said individuals? If 9 out of 10 people do choose anti-aging therapy or other life extension technologies which mean they can work well into their hundreds, that’s going to affect turnover, for instance. There are a lot of consequences we DO have to consider as this comes about, simply choosing not to do it yourself won’t mean it doesn’t have an impact on your life.
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^That's why I feel medical advances are going to revolutionize lifestlyes. Its like asking one the 100+ year old people and if they ever expected to live this long. Society will change if lifestlyes are changed. By the time we achieve 300 year+ lifetimes or immortality our society will be fundamentally changed. No one is the 1800s will think about of current way of life, consumerism,abilty to commute further and faster. I cannot not accuratly give a description of society in the future as your guess is probably good as mine. As we progress from a tangable economy to an intangable economy. The value of money will be different and hopefully be more responsible. It will be based on your ideas to society. With such a system we can see any kind of social security abolished since people would just need to think an idea for currency. This will be possible with robotics exponentally rduce the costs of every day objects where manual work will be obselete. With people needing to provide ideas for humanity compunded with neural impants it will truly be a singularity. I predict by 2080-2090 we will face 500 years of progress at a year 2000 rate.

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Adam Savage explores the breakthroughs in Discovery series, Curosity: Can we live for ever?

http://www.videobb.c...?v=OhRB0iZ1xeEk

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Lung cancer vaccine shows promise

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A vaccine which triggers the immune system to attack the most common type of lung cancer has shown promise in early clinical trials, say researchers.


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India 'close to wiping out polio'

India has "never been closer" to wiping out polio, India's health minister has declared as he marked World Polio Day.

There have been no new cases for more than nine months, making it the longest polio-free period since the global eradication campaign was launched.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...h-asia-15425852

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Uploading to a cybernetic body? yeah, okay... Not this century.
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Genome sequencing costs $5000 per genome and $4000 per genome in bulk (in orders of 50 or more).

http://www.bio-itwor...lar-genome.html

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Great. I guess I'll get it for myself in few years.
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How does cancer know it's cancer? At Jay Bradner's lab, they found a molecule that might hold the answer, JQ1 -- and instead of patenting JQ1, they published their findings and mailed samples to 40 other labs to work on. An inspiring look at the open-source future of medical research.


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Gene therapy used in a bid to save a man's sight

Researchers in Oxford have treated a man with an advanced gene therapy technique to prevent him from losing his sight.

It is the first time that anyone has tried to correct a genetic defect in the light-sensing cells that line the back of the eye.

The president of the Academy of Medical Sciences said the widespread use of gene therapy of this treatment will be soon be possible.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-15446912


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Daily aspirin 'blocks bowel cancer'

By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News

A daily dose of aspirin should be given to people at high risk of bowel cancer, say scientists.

Two pills a day for two years reduced the incidence of bowel cancer by 63% in a group of 861 at-risk patients, a study reported in The Lancet said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-15475553


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brilliant stuff. a simple and cheap solution.
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Artificial blood could be used within next decade

Patients undergoing transplant operations could be given artificial blood produced from stem cells within the next decade, researchers claim.

http://www.telegraph...ext-decade.html

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Israeli Medicine Breakthrough: Artificial Pancreas Trial Project
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For the first time in the world, under the leadership of Schneider Children’s specialists, The Artificial Pancreas Trial Project, aimed at providing a real solution for patients with diabetes, took place outside the hospital building


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the children enjoyed the interaction between themselves, swimming in the pool, sports, watching movies and other fun activities.

So this insulin pump and monitor is internal? Interesting.
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'Rejuvenated' stem cells coaxed from centenarian

October 31, 2011 by Marlowe Hood

Scientists said Tuesday they had transformed age-worn cells in people over 90 -- including a centenarian -- into rejuvenated stemcells that were "indistinguishable" from those found in embryos.

The technical feat, reported in the peer-reviewed journal Genes & Development, opens a new path toward regenerative medicine, especially for the elderly, the researchers said.

"This is a new paradigm for cell rejuvenation," said Jean-Marc Lemaitre, a researcher at the Institute of Functional Genomics at the University of Montpellier and the main architect of the study.

"The age of cells is definitely not a barrier to reprogramming," he told AFP by phone.

http://medicalxpress...entenarian.html


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http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-15552964

Signs of ageing halted in the lab

By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News

The onset of wrinkles, muscle wasting and cataracts has been delayed and even eliminated in mice, say researchers in the US.

It was done by "flushing out" retired cells that had stopped dividing. They accumulate naturally with age.

The scientists believe their findings could eventually "really have an impact" in the care of the elderly.

Experts said the results were "fascinating", but should be taken with a bit of caution.

The study, published in Nature, focused on what are known as "senescent cells". They stop dividing into new cells and have an important role in preventing tumours from progressing.

These cells are cleared out by the immune system, but their numbers build up with time. The researchers estimated that around 10% of cells are senescent in very old people.

Cleanup

Scientists at the Mayo Clinic, in the US, devised a way to kill all senescent cells in genetically engineered mice.

The animals would age far more quickly than normal, and when they were given a drug, the senescent cells would die.

The researchers looked at three symptoms of old age: formation of cataracts in the eye; the wasting away of muscle tissue; and the loss of fat deposits under the skin, which keep it smooth.

Researchers said the onset of these symptoms was "dramatically delayed" when the animals were treated with the drug.

When it was given after the mice had been allowed to age, there was an improvement in muscle function.

One of the researchers, Dr James Kirkland, said: "I've never seen anything quite like it."

His colleague Dr Jan van Deursen told the BBC: "We were very surprised by the very profound effect. I really think this is very significant."

The treatment had no effect on lifespan, but that may be due to the type of genetically engineered mouse used.

Eternal youth?

The study raises the tantalising prospect of slowing the signs of ageing in humans. However, senescent cells cannot be just flushed out of human beings.

Dr Deursen said: "I'm very optimistic that this could really have an impact. Nobody wants to live longer if the quality of life is poor."

He argued that young people were already clearing out their senescent cells.

"If you can prime the immune system, boost it a little bit, to make sure senescent cells are removed, that might be all it needs.

"Or develop a drug that targets senescent cells because of the unique proteins the cells make."

Dr Jesus Gil, from the Medical Research Council's clinical science centre, said the findings needed to be "taken with a bit of caution. It is a preliminary study".

However, he said it was a fascinating study which "suggests if you get rid of senescent cells you can improve phenotypes [physical traits] associated with ageing and improve quality of life in aged humans".


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