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    Want to live to be 800?

    There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University of Southern California have announced that they've extended the lifespan of yeast bacteria tenfold -- and the recipe they used to do it might easily translate into humans. It involves tinkering with two genes, and cutting down your calorie intake. Tests have already started on people in Ecuador.

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    who would want to live to be 800?
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    800, thats it?

    People in the times of Noah lived for over a thousand of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings View Post
    two genes, and cutting down your calorie intake.
    I have wrangler and levis, what exactly do I do with them and how does that affect my lifespan?

    just pretending to be the average stupid american..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webdude View Post
    I have wrangler and levis, what exactly do I do with them and how does that affect my lifespan?

    just pretending to be the average stupid american..lol
    I actually lol'd, no joke
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    People in the times of Noah lived for over a thousand of years.
    huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avythe View Post
    huh?
    He's saying in the times of Noah, it is believed that folks lived a lot longer than they live now. Some lived to their 900s, according to biblical theology.
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    800 years! That's alot of beer!

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    Wow - work for another 750 years... scheezz...
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    Tests have already started on people in Ecuador.
    lol. Shouldn't they start with prisoners or politicians or something?
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    Damn that is alot of Social Security checks. 65-800 YEAH.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    lol. Shouldn't they start with prisoners or politicians or something?
    LOL! No way! The prisoners and politicians should live forever!
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    I suppose the only people who will live to find out if it works are the ones who have it done. I'll take my chances!

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    800? That's a long time, it has me debating. But, I would probably take the chance as well.

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    I just want to hit 70 and im good, anything after that would be optional.
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    The real question is... does it slow the rate at which your body starts to deteriorate... would you just keep getting more and more wrinkly till you just become one giant wrinkle...
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    In most old cultures and civilizations various people have bee noted to live thousands of years. Way before the bible was created.. has this been noted many times in many different places.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    He's saying in the times of Noah, it is believed that folks lived a lot longer than they live now. Some lived to their 900s, according to biblical theology.
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    I wonder how many livers I would go through by then. And if people would live to 800, I wonder when the Rolling Stones would FINALLY call it quits.
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    I don't think i'd want to live to 800 especially considering the direction the world is headed.
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    What would happen to the population.
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    I wouldn't mind living to be 800, who much would $1000 CD be at end of 800 years with 4.5% interest compounded daily?

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    But...SWR would run out of botox by then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexDrive View Post
    I wouldn't mind living to be 800, who much would $1000 CD be at end of 800 years with 4.5% interest compounded daily?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    who would want to live to be 800?
    I would.

    I would love to see so much advancement in technology.

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    I hate to bump it like this but it is incredible to think about. I'm currently studying medicine so we discuss advancements like this all the time. People in their 90's now were born during a time where 60 was a normal time when many people died. Now a days, people in advanced cultures are often living into their 90's.

    As hard as it is to believe that we will be living longer, it is a fact that (especially for today's younger generations) the average life span with soar past 100. Its incredible to watch all these developments. Even as our bodies adapt to survive longer, we'll soon have more technology to sustain and/or cure those who have disease's that we currently classify as chronic and deadly.

  26. To be able to live longer, but still be as healthy and active as you would normally would be good,... I can't see that happening though

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    One thing I would invest in buying stocks in drug and vitamin companies, all of those over 400 years old need to keep on buying those drugs to keep going.

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    Anthony,
    We are at a point in technology where in labs, we have been able to successfully grow "custom order" parts of the body, such as kidneys or livers by simply exposing the contents of a cell [from a sample your own body tissue] to the proper hormones and then growing a new organ. Obviously this is something not carried out fully for general patients. Studies are also being done on the use of pig hearts for people with chronic heart disease and need a transplant. To live a "healthy" life for that long is something that may not be out of the question. Granted medical funding continues to increase and reports from the worlds top research labs continue to be promising, I see no reason why the deteriorating functions of a body would not be irreplaceable in many instances.

    Just take a look at this clinical example, scientists were able grow a brand new bladder for a girl with a disformed bladder.

    Before 1967, the public would have never thought we could have transplanted a human heart from one person to another. As a person who is getting ready to enter a life of medicine, its incredibly exciting for me to learn about all the advancements that I could be utilizing in my practice in the future.
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    Also if anyone has about 5 minutes, let me recommend a Youtube video to watch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7d0qZtf2A&NR=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings View Post
    There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University of Southern California have announced that they've extended the lifespan of yeast bacteria tenfold -- and the recipe they used to do it might easily translate into humans. It involves tinkering with two genes, and cutting down your calorie intake. Tests have already started on people in Ecuador.

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