HUMAN LONGEVITY

BY- SAMAIRA GULERIA

As the word suggests it is a way by which we can increases the qualitative and quantitative life span of an individual.

It is a San Diego based venture launched in 2013. Its goal is to build the world’s most comprehensive database on human genotypes and phenotypes, and then subject it to machine learning so that it can help develop new ways to fight diseases related to aging.

STEM CELLS

Stem cells are an important component to understanding the insights into human biology and human disease. This is a unique acquisition that gives Human Longevity the ability to combine the power of stem cells with newborn genome analysis to offer parents new information and potential treatments for their families

Therefore in simple words we can say that

STEM CELLS=CELLS THAT CAN BE TURNED INTO OTHER TYPES OF CELLS

Also as you grow old your stems also keep on growing older.

Cord and placental blood and tissue are ideal sources of stem cells and bio materials. Stem cell transplantation has been successfully used in the treatment of many blood cancers, inherited metabolic diseases and congenital and acquired immunological diseases they also have the potential to be used for the treatment of a variety of other diseases including diabetes, stroke and heart disease,Parkinson’s disease,etc.

WHAT IS HOLDING US BACK?

The one and only reason for this question is that we still cannot simulate the human body yet.It is not possible for one to study the whole human body.It has been believed that till now only 2% of the whole human body has been studied which is considered to be a great victory.

USING ANIMALS FOR RESEARCH?

Nearly every medicine, medical device, surgical procedure and therapy we have today is depended on animal testing and research. Animal research is one of the first steps in medical discovery. Similarly even for HUMAN LONGEVITY animals have been used for the gene testing.Various animals such as mice,rodents,gunny pigs,worms,etc.

NOW FOR THE DOG LOVERS HERE IS A VIDEO THAT DESCRIBES A WAY BY WHICH YOU COULD INCREASE THE LIFE SPAN OF YOUR DOG AND STAY MUCH LONGER WITH HIM/HER.And YES the principle used her is also of human longevity.

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