• Welcome to ZD Forums! You must create an account and log in to see and participate in the Shoutbox chat on this main index page.

New anti aging clinical trial

Dio

~ ZD's Pug Dealer ~
ZD Champion
Joined
Jul 6, 2011
Location
England
Gender
Gingerblackmexicanjew

There is an exciting new clinical trial launched in Columbia involving gene therapy to lengthen telomeres which are present on the end of each chromosome and prevent the deterioration of the DNA. Deterioration leads to aging and degenerative diseases such as cancer.

The trial has launched out of the reach of the American FDA which may not have approved this. Lengthening telomeres has been shown to reverse signs of aging in mice and individual human cells but never tried in humans until now.

The cost to enter the trial is $1,000,000 and it will be done on those aged 45 and over. With one group simply being aged individuals and another group with Alzheimer's disease and another group with critical limb ischemia.

Anti aging science is something I pay close attention to and hope to see aging eradicated so I shall be looking forward to seeing the results of this study and if telomerase therapy is likely going to be an option in the future.
 

Spirit

ZD Legend
Either it works or this is how a zombie apocalypse gets started.

Anti aging is interesting because where does it stop?

Does it stop when we halt aging and eradicate related diseases, or does it continue into trying to reverse the aging process?

Scary stuff.

I wonder when results of the experiment will be made public and how long it takes.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dio
Joined
Jul 14, 2019
This certainly looks promising, but I would be wary of pinning my hopes on it yet. Anti-aging is one of those buzzphrases like "cancer cure" whereby it hits the scientific community and immediately it gets blown out of proportion by everybody involved.

There's a few red flags being thrown up by this article as well. Alongside the obvious issue of this research being outside the reach of the FDA there's the $1,000,000 price tag for being involved, which is practically unheard of and is a suspiciously round number in my opinion. They're also making very bold claims. Statements such as "the future is here" and "the world's first cure for Alzheimer's" reek of a snake oil operation.

My expectation is that this will stay relevant in the news for a few months, peter out and then never be heard of again. The company will have their millions from people unwilling to question the methods and the race for an anti-aging treatment will continue on. If I'm wrong though I'll be very happy about it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dio

Dio

~ ZD's Pug Dealer ~
ZD Champion
Joined
Jul 6, 2011
Location
England
Gender
Gingerblackmexicanjew
Either it works or this is how a zombie apocalypse gets started.

Anti aging is interesting because where does it stop?

Does it stop when we halt aging and eradicate related diseases, or does it continue into trying to reverse the aging process?

Scary stuff.

I wonder when results of the experiment will be made public and how long it takes.
I'd imagine it stops when a person can reverse their biological age to when they were in their prime with few genetic mistakes. Around 25 years old rather than wanting to become a baby again.
 
Joined
Jul 14, 2019
I'd imagine it stops when a person can reverse their biological age to when they were in their prime with few genetic mistakes. Around 25 years old rather than wanting to become a baby again.
I don't know much about the science, but I'd say you're right here. I seem to recall reading up about the aging process up to 25 and the body itself completes the same processes that this organisation is claiming to be capable of now.

It makes sense that such a procedure would only ever de-age you to the point of mid-20s and never further.
 

Giri

Peter Pan
ZD Legend
Joined
Aug 16, 2019
Location
India
So basically you wanna have more babies and over populate the world cuz yall dont wanna die??
Yes Dizzi this is actually a concern. But if there's a rule that only people who had undergone Vasectomy are eligible for this procedure, then there might be a control.
this is how a zombie apocalypse gets started.
ROFLMFAO. you got me laughing spirit XD

There's a few red flags being thrown up by this article as well.
Yes it is true that the body can think vectors (the disarmed virus used to carry the recombinantrotien) as a threat and develop an exaggerated immune response. But other than that don't you think this is worth a shot?

This could provide a country as much as human resource it needs and might be a milestone for tremendous development

Around 25 years old rather than wanting to become a baby again.
But I wanna become a 5 year old bubba :senpaipls::senpaipls:


This could perhaps increase man's efficiency to several folds and who knows perhaps one day due to the abundance of human resources we might be find a planet-b and transfer half the population there and live happily thereafter.
 

Dio

~ ZD's Pug Dealer ~
ZD Champion
Joined
Jul 6, 2011
Location
England
Gender
Gingerblackmexicanjew
So basically you wanna have more babies and over populate the world cuz yall dont wanna die??
There will be no need to have any more babies after a cure for aging becomes reality.

But I wanna become a 5 year old bubba :senpaipls::senpaipls:


This could perhaps increase man's efficiency to several folds and who knows perhaps one day due to the abundance of human resources we might be find a planet-b and transfer half the population there and live happily thereafter.
You should use youth milk then.

I think it is more likely that we eventually will leave the physical world behind and create a simulation to live in rather than colonise another planet. Even at light speed it would take thousands of years to get to anywhere that is possibly habitable.
 
Joined
Jul 14, 2019
Yes it is true that the body can think vectors (the disarmed virus used to carry the recombinantrotien) as a threat and develop an exaggerated immune response. But other than that don't you think this is worth a shot?

This could provide a country as much as human resource it needs and might be a milestone for tremendous development
I'm not concerned about the process of anti-aging, I'm concerned about the legitimacy of this particular organisations claims to have found a means of achieving it. I would have no qualms with such a treatment being used.

Admittedly things would need to change in terms of how we manage ourselves as a species, but the benefits far outweighs the hindrances in my eyes.
 

Bowsette Plus-Ultra

The Devil's Advocate
Joined
Mar 23, 2013
Location
Iowa
Gender
Lizard
They're charging people to participate in the trial? Don't pharmaceutical companies usually pay people to participate, since they'll be injecting them with an experimental medicine largely untested on human subjects?
 

Giri

Peter Pan
ZD Legend
Joined
Aug 16, 2019
Location
India
Even at light speed it would take thousands of years to get to anywhere that is possibly habitable.
Not 1000s of years, Proxima_Centauri_b is 4.25 ly away tho the major problem is that star occasionally emitting flares that could kill even UV hardy organisms
They're charging people to participate in the trial? Don't pharmaceutical companies usually pay people to participate
That's what I was thinking too..
Deus what do you think?
But I want to get married, have a family... :kawaii:
option a) get married, live the same number of days an average. human can live
option b) don't contribute to population, Live life to the fullest.

I'm pondering over what @Bowsette Plus-Ultra said.
Even recently, a company near me hired people to test their medicine, which was meant to reduce fat content in body. they were paid lakhs and lakhs of Rupees but in the end the result was not good and the people too suffered from heart plaques due to the fat content injected.

Maybe this drug has already been tested in secrecy and now they're holding this test to check the economic viability of this drug?
 
Last edited:

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top Bottom