Rodney Reid (rreid at earth.execpc.com) wrote:
>Would telomerase have any effect on non-dividing cells, which (I'm
>assuming C.elegans cells at adulthood are non-dividing)? I would think
>that telomerase would also have no impact on fruit flys either.
> It seems that the trick with C.elegans (and drosphilia) is keeping
>the adult non-dividing cells from going into apotosis? Right now pumping
>up antioxidants, either by gene modification or providing external sources
>of antioxidants, and energy restriction (heat, calorie, light) seem to be
>the only way to lengthen lifespan....and these have already been tried in
>hundreds of combinations.
I think, he is completely right, this is a reason for
seeking new ideas and I believe, that new ideas can appear
through new facts...
>Maybe their movement can be restricted? Seems to work with fruit
>flys (initially grounded ones live longer)
I was a surgeon and have observed a number of paraly-
zed patients, they lived no much longer...