Midnight In The Desert — immortality

Can a hidden enzyme help us stay young forever, or even recapture lost youth?

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Can a hidden enzyme help us stay young forever, or even recapture lost youth?

Research from the laboratory of Professor Julian Chen in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University recently uncovered a crucial step in the telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle. This catalytic cycle determines the ability of the human telomerase enzyme to synthesize DNA "repeats" (specific DNA segments of six nucleotides) onto chromosome ends, and so afford immortality in cells. Understanding the underlying mechanism of telomerase action offers new avenues toward effective anti-aging therapeutics. illustration depicting the enzyme telomerase This figure depicts the enzyme telomerase as well as telomeres relative to a chromosome. Typical human cells are mortal and cannot forever...

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Want to live forever? You just have to make it to 2050

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Want to live forever? You just have to make it to 2050

“If you're under 40 reading this article, you're probably not going to die unless you get a nasty disease." Those are the words of esteemed futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson, who told The Sun he believes humans are very close to achieving "immortality" – the ability to never die. Humans have been trying to find a way to dodge death for years. Ancient Greek alchemists tried to create a "philosopher's stone" that would let people live forever, but humans have yet to beat death. However, Dr. Pearson tells The Sun that there are a number of different ways we could live...

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The Downloadable Brain: We're Closer Than We Think to Immortality

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The Downloadable Brain: We're Closer Than We Think to Immortality

Two millennia ago, a young carpenter appeared in what is now Israel and, in addition to suggesting some guidelines on personal behavior, offered the gift of eternal life to those who believed in him. This went over well, since the prevailing religion of his people was noticeably weak in that department, lacking clear rewards for the virtuous. His apostle presented the deal in no uncertain terms: “He that heareth my word,” said John, “and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life.” So far nobody has come back to testify to the veracity of this offer on the next...

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Psychic trying to prove his immortality stabs himself to death

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Psychic trying to prove his immortality stabs himself to death

A psychic medium has died after accidentally stabbing himself in the heart while trying to prove his immortality, it has been reported. Theprit Palee, 25, had been performing the traditional spirit dance in front of spectators in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, yesterday afternoon when the accident occurred. But on this occasion the act went wrong and the weapon failed to snap causing the 25-year-old to stab himself in the chest. Read More: Metro News

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