Life Extension Strategy [was Re: PBN
Brian Manning Delaney
bmdelaney at infinitefaculty.org
Wed Dec 9 03:03:52 EST 1998
ufotruth at ix.netcom.com wrote:
>> Alas, you are probably right. My guesstimate is
>> that we'll see some widely available biohacks
>> possibly within ten years, but they'll only slow
>> aging a little, or deal with a few of its
>> consequences (damaged tissue in arteries, the
>> hippocampus, maybe, etc.). But it probably will
>> take a lot longer for an actual cure.
> If a way to deliver the telomerase gene to every
> cell in the human body, or at least the vast
> majority of them, is discovered then we might
> have a "biohack" that could probably actually
> REVERSE at least a good part of the aging
William, I hope you're right! But I suspect telomerase will solve
a smaller part of aging than many are now thinking. We'll see.
> But you know, if ALT-711 (Alteon's AGE/Crosslink
> breaker) gets approved in the next few years, we
> might have a drug that could reverse at least
> some aspects of the aging process in which AGEs
> and Crosslinks are involved, help us live
> healthier lives, and perhaps increase the human
> life span by a decade or so.
I look forward to seeing the reslts of ongoing research with
ALT-711 (and related compounds). Not only might we have a good
anti-aging drug, but we will also end up knowing much more about
how aging works, whatever the results of the studies.
>>Can't be that hard.
>>Hmm.. maybe it's time to quit CR? :)
> I am considering going on CR myself. But the
> problem is my family has a life style of eating
> all kinds of food. Both healthy food sometimes,
> fatty foods, fried foods, candy, and sugar rich
> foods. I really need to lose about 10 pounds
> myself to get down to a normal weight for my age
> and height, but it is hard to do that living
> with my parents and brothers.
William you're 18 or so, right? Are you overweight because you
have more fat than average, or because you're just big-boned or
-muscled? If the former, losing weight would be smart (though
maybe too difficult with all the tempting food around you). If
the latter, you might want to wait a few years before going on
CR, just to be ultra safe. Or go on only mild CR. The main
(slight) risk is that it could prevent you from reaching your
>>Say, anyone want to start a lab?
> Hey, once I figure out a way to attend college,
> and get a degree of some kind in biology, I plan
> to start an anti-aging lab myself. If it is in
> the college or university that is fine. But if
> they will not want me to have it there, I will
> do it in a basement, a spare room, a warehouse,
> or SOMEWHERE.
Great! Do it!
> Perhaps we could all work together and be the
> anti-aging versions of the three "Lone Gunmen"
> nerds on XFiles! :-)
Even better! (But would we have to live in that apartment? :)
Brian Manning Delaney
email = first initial + hyphen + last name at uchicago.edu
"... Das Geheimniss, um die groesste Fruchtbarkeit
und den groessten Genuss vom Dasein einzuernten,
heisst: gefaehrlich leben!" -Nietzsche.
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