"Have scientists found the key to eternal life?" -- Are worms showing us the way to radical life extension by reversing the aging process?
“Have scientists found the key to eternal life?”—an article in DailyMail.com, July 24 2015
In a study at Northwestern University, Dr. Morimoto and team found that a certain strain of worms begin the downhill slide to aging when they reach their equivalent of puberty.
It seems the same gene that causes this effect is also present in humans. Implication (still being studied): perhaps there is a way, using biochemical and genetic methods, to switch the mechanism that sends the signal: “time to start aging!” That is, to reverse the aging process, perhaps opening the way to radical life extension.
Is there a way we can prevent that aging switch from flipping—or, even better for the rest of us, flip the switch in reverse? Is it a valid step toward reversing the aging process, even toward human immortality? Who knows? Stay tuned.
Here’s the link to the Daily Mail article