Science and Technology : Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

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    Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next


    With a bit of clever genetic engineering, a team of scientists has just found an astonishing way to significantly expand the natural lifespan of mice. Now, at least one biotech company hopes to translate this breakthrough to fight aging in humans ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/autos/scientists-now-radically-expand-lifespan-202537929.html

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    Medical researchers at Mayo Clinic have made this decade's biggest breakthrough in understanding the complex world of physical aging

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    Naturally occurring p16Ink4a-positive cells shorten healthy lifespan


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    Cellular senescence, a stress-induced irreversible growth arrest often characterized by expression of p16Ink4a (encoded by the Ink4a/Arf locus, also known as Cdkn2a) and a distinctive secretory phenotype, prevents the proliferation of preneoplastic cells and has beneficial roles in tissue remodelling during embryogenesis and wound healing. Senescent cells accumulate in various tissues and organs over time, and have been speculated to have a role in ageing ...


    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature16932.html


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    Since I am an agnostic Deist, I have no problem with longer lifespans. If I could speak to them I would congratulate them and encourage them to keep going, because I want mankind to become greater in knowledge, ability, and longevity than what we are now.
     
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    What problems can be caused by increase of average life expectancy? IELTS TASK 2

    In the developed world, average life expectancy is increasing. What problems will this cause for individuals and society? Suggest some measures that could be taken to reduce the impact of aging population.

    With the rapid development of modern life, average longevity, recently, seems to be on the increase. Being accompanied by certain merits it brings to our life, there still remain some drawbacks. In this essay, I intend to identify the sources of difficulty as well as some viable solutions to it.

    First of all, it is believed that the phenomenon of aging population be perhaps regarded as a positive sign for the society as a whole as nothing is worthier than the fact that people can live longer and better enjoy their life. Nevertheless, is it truly advantageous whilst old age is argued to be frequently associated with a wide range of diseases such as insomnia, hypertension, Alzheimer, dementia and others? The older people become, the more pressure burden governments. That is to say, more demands for health care services and nursing to cure and take care of them are needed. Moreover, even if the elderly are free from illness, it still waste the governments and society a considerable amount of budget paying their age-old pensions so as to ensure that the old could afford their life without working. Another major hindrance is that extended expectation of life also means a smaller working population is seen. It is youngsters that possess physical vigor and immense enthusiasm, as opposed to the old people; thereby the young are likely to work more productively and capable of dedicating more to the society. In other words, aging population possibly give a rise to a significant loss in terms of economy.

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    Think about the larger picture here. past the end of our nose, past the tip of our tongue. What pension plans are set up for large groups of people to start living significantly longer then now. Their is a predicted water shortage in our future, goverment services are already overloaded, I could go on and on and on. Playing God is wrong and just opens us up to a huge list of problems. People how think this is a good thing just really aren't smart people.
     
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    I have thought about the big picture for quite a few years, taking into account what would be needed for mankind to effectively grow technologically and expand through out the stars. Greater longevity for our species would help mankind become a type I civilization and beyond. The limits experienced today may not be the limits we experience tomorrow if we can continue to pursue greater understanding of ourselves and the universe over all.

    Also, not agreeing with your view on this subject does not make a person unintelligent. Resorting to insults to finish your argument does shine a negative light onto your own character.
     
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