TIDBIT: BREAKTHROUGH IN CRYOGENIC REANIMATION
August 8, 2017 / /
Mr. M.D. shared this article, and it's worth considering in the light of today's main blog:
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“The possibility of living forever just got one step closer….”
The PROBABILITY of living forever passed the 0.5 level about 10 years ago, and now is closing in on unity. The pieces of the jigsaw puzzle seem to have been found, and now it is a matter of putting the pieces together.
In fact, the last issue of “Nature” included an article by researchers who accidentally mentioned that it seemed likely that fully active maturity could be extended indefinitely, without any of the deleterious effects of aging. Not a great deal was said about it, since it seemed to demand the use of very politically incorrect infant hypothalamus and pituitary stem cell procedures. A final comment by the researchers that the longevity effect seemed to be caused by enzymes produced by the stem cells [and therefore could be made artificially] seemed to be ignored.
Blackburn’s published work on telomerase (which won her the Nobel Prize a few years ago) was a major leap. But her very short sound bite during the PBS documentary on the subject, on the regenerative effects of telomerase on age-affected organs, was ignored. And this is in spite of the fact that that this regenerative effect has been demonstrated repeatedly since.
The stumbling blocks have been senility and cancer. It is no use to increase lifespan, if that extended life is to be spent suffering senile dementia, and ended by inevitable cancer. Research published in the BMJ, about the activity of neural enzymes, in the last decade showed that it is possible to repair neural tissue, but at a cost of replacing senility with infancy. The Nature results show that the cost can be reduced.
As for cancer, current research on gene repair shows that this is an obstacle that can be overcome.
The time and money spent on cryonics research, while showing promise, seems to act more of a distraction from applying what we know now.”
Oops reported own comment! I mean’t to write I wonder if Penguin Pineals were just that or whether taken were the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. Maybe penguin brains retain some sort of eternal youth.
Omg. Read the first comment of the article by alarchdu. A few dots connected there all in one go….
The real question is this another trial balloon story hiding how far along are they in this technology. The Ben Rich rule since the mention they have been playing around with this for sixty years already.