topmain

HOTELS IN CHINA AND ASIA

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATION

IT IS INTERESTING!

The secret to longevity may be hidden in the DNA of whales that live 200 years - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 January 2015 11:45

Scientists have probably discovered the key to life extension after the discovery of genes that enable the most long-lived mammal on the planet to reach the age of 200 years.

Having studied genetic samples t bowhead whale, researchers have identified unique genes, prevents the formation of cancer cells and the ability to heal DNA damage.

Most whales die before reaching the age of 100, but scientists have long tried to understand why bowhead whales live much longer than other species of whales and practically does not get sick, including heart disease and cancer.


Regardless of studies in the UK and the US have identified the desired genetic samples and identify genes associated with longevity.

Hoa Pedro de Magalez lead researcher lab UK, said that this could lead scientists to the discovery of genes that can prolong human life.

University of Liverpool scientist is currently seeking a way of introduction of genes into mice to test their ability to protect against disease.

He told the news agency MailOnline: «I am based on the fact that the study of long-lived species such as bowhead whales, and identify new ways to save and restore DNA will help us find out what is the secret of longevity and allow to apply this knowledge to improve the health and preservation of human life.

"In the future we will be able to discover the mechanisms that ensure longevity, based on the findings obtained from studies of long-lived species like bowhead whales, for example, identifying the genes of longevity, which we will be able to manage therapeutically."

"Thus, it will be a new approach in biomedical research."

"Most of the research in the field of human diseases are usually based on models taken from the animal world that allows us to study certain diseases are more and more quickly."


"The use of disease-resistant organisms to determine the genetic mechanisms and processes that are able to fight the disease themselves (rather than the cause) - this unexplored paradigm."

"Genome bowhead whales - the first decrypted among large cetaceans, so that this new information can help to identify the physiological adaptations associated with the size that we have never been able to study thoroughly."

"Cells whales have a lower metabolic rate than that of small mammals, and we found the gene responsible for the level of thermoregulation (UCP1), which may be associated with the difference in the metabolism of cells."

"This will allow us to know how and why the bowhead whales and other similar reached such enormous proportions."

In October, researchers at Harvard Medical School, the University published their findings after studying the genes of Greenland kitov- results identical scientist UK.


НАЖМИТЕ ЗДЕСЬ ДЛЯ ПРОСМОТРА ВСЕГО СПИСКА НОВОСТЕЙ О НЕОБЫЧНЫХ ЯВЛЕНИЯХ>>>

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL LIST OF UNUSUAL PHENOMENA NEWS>>>


Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

 

Add comment


 

SHARE ON: