TELOMERASE: Scientists May Have Just Found The Key to Reversing the Aging Process

Written by on February 1, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 16 Comments
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By Nathaniel Astudillo | The Plaid Zebra

What if there was a pill you could take that extended your life by ten, twenty, fifty years? We have a whole discipline devoted to that, actually.

A life-extending pill might sound like science fiction but by understanding the body and its biological processes, scientists are able to identify the causes of disease and counteract them. As for curing death, it comes down to this: Can we stop cells from aging? The short answer is, sort of.


The current formula for a longer life is a cocktail of healthy food, antibiotics and vaccines; but before I tell you the secret to eternal life, you need to understand aging.

As we age, our cells stop doing their jobs as well as they used to. They slowly become more susceptible to disease. Why? It all has to do with our telomeres and the genetic code in our DNA that they protect.

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Healthy food, antibiotics and vaccines can all slow down aging, but the shortening of telomeres will still have a large effect.

 

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When a cell divides, it unravels its DNA and copies the genetic code contained in it. The two cells then have a near-identical copy of the genetic sequence. Every time a cell duplicates its genetic code, it makes tiny mistakes, called mutations, and, loses a small portion of the code’s end, or telomere.

Chromosomes are X-shaped bundles of genes. Telomeres are “caps” at the end of each chromosome, made up of a repeating nucleotide (gene code) sequence of TTAGGG. They protect the genes from damage when they’re copied. Damaged genes don’t produce proper proteins. Without the proper proteins, cells stop being able to do their jobs as well and eventually die. When cells die, so do our organ systems, and thus begins the end of our lives.

Enter TA-65. It contains a compound called Cycloastragenol, which is derived from several species of plant in theAstragalus genus. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the species have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years.


The compound activates telomerase in the human body. That means the cells don’t undergo any loss of genetic information as they duplicate. The genes remain undamaged.

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This has been successfully demonstrated in mice. Mice that have been genetically engineered to completely lack telomerase age faster, are largely infertile, and are more susceptible to age-related conditions than normal mice. They also died much younger.

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  1. 10208834025392663@facebook.com' Marsha Chatman says:

    **aging? Negative affects of aging.

  2. 1086140404781544@facebook.com' Barbara Lee says:

    I think you should check your spelling before you post again.

  3. 175459669453561@facebook.com' Pete Nyslund says:

    ascend

  4. 194137734273684@facebook.com' Irina Toumanova says:

    Interesting.

  5. 1596830780533169@facebook.com' HUGE thinking says:

    Interesting thoughts!

  6. 121529141564804@facebook.com' Christine Louise Burgoyne says:

    God did it already. Take care of this magnificent body. Take care of this magnificent planet. Love oneanother. Longevity is waaayyy beside the point. Need more time to prepare to be with God. PRAY

  7. 954136334639949@facebook.com' 李寶童 says:

    God longevity

  8. 954136334639949@facebook.com' 李寶童 says:

    Longevity , every people’s want to receive it

  9. 1521312221527531@facebook.com' Alex Salevao says:

    That’ll be the day(((-;

  10. 963016110413744@facebook.com' Geo Leyva says:

    Some of the information provided here is incorrect. Have in mind that if you don’t have Telomeres your basically dead.. second. There’s studies showing that you can actually reverse the reduction and make telomeres grow Naturally by whole food diet. and to be more specific READ: “how not to die” it’s a brand new book that talks about this and provides various various studies on how Natural food is the best even for disease. prevention is the best medicine

  11. 10153905499503234@facebook.com' Kevin Boo says:

    Seems sponsored by manufactures. Hold on to your money first

  12. 10205607674651836@facebook.com' Michael Patrick says:

    We deserve this

  13. 2507495399305696@facebook.com' Youssef Saidane says:

    Longevity is a disaster to the planet

  14. 10205668064560967@facebook.com' Helen Bates says:

    Thinking spell check should be considered before posts!

  15. RaspingJester@gmail.com' Human says:

    You must eat life to live life . Based on the Cosmic calander your life span here on the Rock is but a blink smaller than drop of water in the ocean not even an event unless however you believe in re-birth in that case a bit longer but not much . So here we are spending so much time and resources and energy trying to prolong life for a few years maybe 10 at best with pills, fountain of youth snake oil, operations and genetic super humans . It’s not rocket science eat healthy, exercise, meditate , fresh air, fresh food , sex and good company surround yourself with support .

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