Who wants to live forever? Some flatworms do, even if it mea

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Who wants to live forever? Some flatworms do, even if it mea

Post by Dreamweaver » 29 Feb 2012, 10:49

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-28/w ... er/3856234
British scientists have found that a species of flatworm can overcome the process of ageing to become potentially immortal.
They say their work sheds light on the possibility of alleviating ageing and age-related characteristics in human cells
Dr Aboobaker's team studied two types of planarian - those that reproduce sexually, like humans, and those that reproduce asexually by simply dividing in two.

Both types appear to regenerate indefinitely by growing new muscles, skin, guts and even entire brains again and again, Dr Aboobaker explained in a statement about the work, but the asexual ones also renew their stocks of a key enzyme which may mean they can be immortal.
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Post by Maggs » 29 Feb 2012, 14:22

If and when it does become possible, I want the first Jar of Youth Potion off the assembly line!

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Post by Teddy » 01 Mar 2012, 08:52

Always give thanks for another day. :biggrin:

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Post by grandduke » 01 Mar 2012, 11:38

Why Teddy, in spirit you are an immortal being,
did not your saviour prove that. :wink
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Post by Teddy » 02 Mar 2012, 08:41

Yes GD I agree with what you say(I was referring to the physical,of which we're told, "3 score years & ten,any more a privelge) :biggrin:

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