Friday, December 20, 2013

Can the rust be reversed?

They've discovered a way to reverse ageing according to today's newspaper.  Scientists 'discovered a key mechanism that keeps the body's cells communicating...'.  I think mine may have burnt their bridges a long time ago.  The flexibility camp are no longer on speaking terms with the limbs and movement teams, and mediation involves a nice cup of tea and a good lie down.  I'd be happy for just being able to bend down to pick something up off the floor without making the 'ooph' sound or just remembering where I hid the Christmas presents.  Although there are some benefits with last year's lost present re gifted this year.  Fighting off the ageing process according to this article previously involved restricting calories and intensive exercise which would be enough to make anyone sign up to the die young, die happy motto.  The example of transforming a 60 year old (mouse we're talking about here) into a 20 year old is a long way from imaginable in humans and even if the body cells are talking again, as a 60 year old I suspect the 20 year old DNA will be impossible to understand.  Or just on Facebook.  Awesome.

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