In an amazing breakthrough, French researchers were able to restore the youth of cells taken from people aged over 100 years to reprogram them to the stem cells stage. The work published in Genes and Development Journal would suggest that aging is reversible.
Jean-Marc Lemaitre from Fonctionnelle Génomique Institute (INSERM / CNRS / Université de Montpellier) led the study, which could change our entire view of aging. The aged cells were “reprogrammed to be pluripotent stem cells in vitro – IPSC (Induced pluripotent stem cells), which have the youth and characteristics of embryonic stem cells (hESC).”
Juan Ponce de Leon never imagine to look in Montpellier, but I can tell you the people there have always looked fantastic.
One week inventing artificial muscle and now reversing the aging process. If only someone is working on love handles, I will be good to go.
The question is, if we ever were able to reverse aging, would we allowed it or ban it given our growing over-population problems? We just turned the corner of 7 billion people and many believe that we are reaching the tipping point in terms of depletion of resources and disease. The chart below are projections without scientific measures to reverse aging:
Source: Doctor as first seen on Reddit.