Scientists locate the protein that will extend your life and figure out how to make it last longer


Lengthening Telomere, a DNA protein, may be a key to extending life to much older than 100 years.

Telomeres are DNA-protein complexes that protect the end of human chromosomes from DNA damage or fusion with neighboring chromosomes.  Nutritionists have long been interested in the dynamics of telomere length in the human body, and how telomeres factor into human health, lengthening life expectancy, and even have pondered the possibility of Immortality.   Research is showing that certain nutrients play a huge part in protecting telomere length, ultimately determining how long you live.

“The best analogy that we have for telomeres is that they’re like the little tabs on the end of shoelaces,” says Dr Adam Rutherford, a geneticist and author of Creation: The Origin of Life.

Just as the tabs, or “aglets”, hold the strands of the laces together, he says, telomeres – repetitive stretches of DNA on the end of each chromosome – perform the same function.

“Chromosomes are made up of a double helix, two strands of DNA, and they need an endpoint,” says Rutherford. “Without telomeres they’d unravel, like two bits of string that have been tied together.”

Studies have shown that certain Vitamins contribute to the length of a Telomere.  Scientists at the European Journal of Nutrition (EJON) found that the B vitamin folate also plays an important part in maintenance of DNA integrity and DNA methylation, which in turn influence telomere length. Researchers have found that women who use vitamin B12 supplements have longer telomeres than those who don’t. Vitamin D3, zinc, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins C and E also influence telomere length.

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Human-pig hybrid formed in the lab for the first time


Scientists have successfully created a human-pig hybrid be implanting human stem cells inside of a pig and watching them grow.  The process brings excitement to those that may need an organ transplant, as we can, very literally, grow the organs we need within a non-human animal.

The numbers tell us that a new person gets put on the list of people awaiting an organ transplant every 10 minutes and every day 22 people die without receiving the organ they need.  This process could change that intricately.

The scientists have created what’s known as a chimera: an organism that contains cells from two different species.

“In ancient civilizations, chimeras were associated with God,” says lead study author Jun Wu of the Salk Institute.  He goes on to say that our ancestors thought “the chimeric form can guard humans.”  Perhaps, with this new creation, they can.

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NASA’s Age Reversing Pill Begins Human Testing Within 6 Months


Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that reverses ageing.

Experiments from a team at the University of New South Walessuggest a treatment is possible to repair DNA damage from both ageing and radiation. The ‘call signaling’ molecule is called NAD+. NAD+ is naturally in every cell of the body and posseses a key role in protein interactions (which control DNA repair.).

When treating mice with an NAD+ ‘booster’ called NMN  , studies showed improvement in the cells’ ability to repair the damaged DNA.

“This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that’s perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well. In the study,  cells of old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment,” said lead author Professor David Sinclair.

Professor Sinclair pictured in the middle. 

The work has also drawn the attention of NASA which is interested in its uses in the challenge of keeping astronauts healthy while in space.  On short missions, astronauts experience accelerated ageing due to exposure from cosmic radiation, suffering from muscle weakness, memory loss and other symptoms when they return. On longer missions, like a trip to Mars, the situation would be far worse. Five per cent of the astronauts’ cells would die and their chances of cancer would approach near 100 per cent.

Professor Sinclair and his colleague Dr Lindsay Wu were winners in NASA’s iTech competition in December last year:

‘We came in with a solution for a biological problem and it won the competition out of 300 entries,’ Dr Wu said.

Cosmic radiation isn’t an issue exclusive to astronauts.  We are all exposed to radiation aboard aircraft. A London-Singapore-Melbourne flight is equivalent in radiation to a chest x-ray.

The other group that could benefit from this work is survivors of childhood cancers. 96 percent of childhood cancer survivors suffer a chronic illness by age 45. This includes cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and certain forms of cancer.

The human trials for the anti ageing pill will begin this year at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston.

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Yes, you can grow new brain cells. Here’s how.


It’s called neurogenesis.  Your brain’s hippocampus is capable of creating new neurons and certain environmental factors make it speed up and slow down.

The creation of new brain cells, once thought impossible, is related to memory.  Things like eating healthy food and exercising can enhance your body’s ability to create new ones while stress, high levels of sugar and other negatives can slow it down.

Here’s a cross-section; you can see where the new neurons incubate

This is one of those “under the radar” pieces of information that has made its way into the main-stream.  You are constantly regrowing and regenerating your body.

Doctor Sandrine Thuret, neural stem cell researcher at the King’s College of London, has examined the power and potential of the human body to grow new brain cells.  Her research has uncovered a slew of activities that are good for regrowth.  She has also isolated some very dangerous behavior that will slow down the production of new brain cells, including excessive sugar, stress and lack of sleep.

 

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Psychedelic DMT experience now legal in US; first ayahuasca retreat opens in Washington state


Ayahuasca, one of the healingest brews on the planet, is actually a brew of plants and water, heated to a syrup.

It begins with a 1-2 meter long stem/vine of a plant rich in DMT; though multiple plants are used, one plant called Banisteriopsis caapi is the most widely used for its quality.  This vine is broken into strips and boiled with Diplopterys cabrerana, a Herrania species, Ilex guayusa, Heliconia stricta, and an unidentified Malpighiaceae known as mukuyasku.  All of these ingredients bring out the most intense, days long experience that has changed the lives of countless.

DMT, also known as the spirit molecule, is produced by plants and animals.  In humans, it is produced in the pineal gland near the middle of the head.  Some creatures have more of it than others and it causes the dream state.  Some say it is the root chemical catalyst for consciousness.

The experience is said to be like time dilation; wherein the user experiences prolonged moments, even lifetimes, in the days of imagination.  It is also said to be extremely theraputic, as the body experiences it as well; the people come out changed, almost overwhelmingly for the better.

Here is some testimony. Watch the video.

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