Who Wants to Live Longer and Healthier?

We also know about the telomere, the end-caps that protect the chromosomes that house our DNA. The stem cells, the body’s raw material that is used to create new specialized cells to help in the repair of the human body. We know that the cells somehow seem to keep track of the number of times they have divided.

On the other end of the spectrum, Artificial Intelligence has taken a lot of big leaps recently in particular with a project named AlphaFold by DeepMind that provides the means to predict the folding of a protein to a high degree of accuracy. This will help in accelerating new discovery of drugs.

Take the above knowledge, throw in the recent advances in mRNA vaccines, other advances in cancer research, and other uses for Artificial Intelligence. Also add in the recently launched Chat GPT (a tool that provides a means to ask a complex question and the AI provides an equally detailed and complex answer) and you have a recipe for amazing advances in health, medicine and life longevity.

Just in the last year scientists have rejuvenated tissues in middle-aged mice and also see The ‘Benjamin Button’ effect. There seems to be several scientists around the world working on the human longevity problem. And there seems to be several companies (private and public) working on different aspects of this problem. It seems that the next 20 years will be amazing for those looking to live a healthier and longer life.

Having said all that, no advance in health and longevity will mean much if your goal is to just knit mittens when you’re 70. You need to live a healthy lifestyle. That means being involved in some sort of fitness program to keep your mitochondria happy. To eat healthy with not too much refined sugar or alcohol. Sleep 8 hours a night. Remove yourself from harmful stress. Have goals, be driven, and live a life with purpose. And more importantly be happy.

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