Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The one on Aging!



Did you know that we all have a little timer built into our chromosomes that counts down from the day we are born till the day we die?

Those "little timers" also known as "Telomeres" get shorter at a regular rate marking off cell death..The rate of this shortening depends on multiple factors such as diseases or other risk factors (obesity, high blood pressure..)

Research is being conducted to find methods to slow down or even reverse the shortening.. thus prolonging life, and preventing disease!


Interesting huh? XD



- to the evolution of science!

13 comments:

Fashionista said...

yup :)

Karamilah said...

YEAH!

BLaSha said...

scary!

Fastidious Babe said...

BLaSha: i know! when i read the article i remembered the "tick tock doc" part of the al pacino movie >_< freaky indeed!

Delly said...

okh!

Fastidious Babe said...

Delly: not ur cuppa tea?

nyxxie said...

with all due respect to sceince, this is silly. elmot 7ag w keln ymoot fyomah.. if their gonna help combat diseases, by all means.. ma men daa2 ella wa lahu dawaa2.. but reverse our clicking ticktock.. it's just gona go tocktick and we'll all live till eyeena malak el mot w khlaas.

nyxxie said...

nonetheless thanks for sharing luv =)

Fastidious Babe said...

nyxxie: i was waiting for a comment like urs.. and i do think science can advance in both a good and bad way.. mm as was the case in cloning..

3anooda said...

scary actually

Fastidious Babe said...

it is isnt it!

O said...

To the ones who don't believe in judgment day, that's depressing (Although it is a fact of life), for the ones who do (And who are actually somewhat religious), it is good... Or that is my take on it, my twisted logic)

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