Fountain of Youth Found Through Nano-Biological Factories

2 12 2012

The Fountain of Youth will be Found in the advancement of biological and emerging technology solutions

    Biologically our bodies are designed to live 120 years.  And that lifespan appears to be dependent upon many factors including our environment, diet, genes, habits, behaviors, physical activities and mental disposition, etc.   Many now believe a 120 year life span average is not so impossible because of scientific advancements in emerging medical, genomic, and micro-nano processing technologies.  I know this all sounds like Sci-Fi to many of you, but I assure you this scientific advancement is real and is occurring at warp speed.

     One only need to make a comparison from the early 1800’s to see that the average life span increased from ~37 to 47 years of age by the end of the 19th century.  And by the mid-1950’s one could expect to live an average life span of 68 years.  Today, that average has now reached 79 years of age.  Simply by viewing a window of time (~200 years) our average life span has increased 225%, or 44 additional years.  And to be fair, most of that 225% increase occurred during the mid-20th century due to the quickening advancement of science.

     In order to achieve an average 100-120 year life span for a major portion of our population, something other than lifestyle, diet and conventional medical practices will need to be added to the equation.  Today the ability to achieve the 120 year mark is reserved for a few.  Yes, there are a few [see referenced links below] recorded individuals that have lived ~122 years, believe it or not.  Now the 120 year lifespan may be possible for a majority of us to achieve as advancements of new emerging sciences endeavor to unlock the fountain of youth.

     So let’s take a look at a couple of the anti-aging experiments going on today.  And in doing so we can better understand how we get to the 120 year milestone for the majority.  In this light we can also begin to grasp on to the ideal that a safe anti-aging product could be available within our lifetime to extend our average life well beyond 79 years of age.

     For example, experiments of rhesus monkeys at the University of Wisconsin show through restricted diets the bodies aging process slows down.  Although it is not understood exactly what mechanisms cause this, these studies also show restricted calories simultaneously slow down the progression of disease as we age.  So what do scientists take away from animal studies like these to advance to the next level of anti-aging solutions?  Let’s review insight and results based on these types of experiments to see if we can connect the dots.

     By reducing your daily intake 20-30% “but not starvation dieting” It is said the CR (Calorie Restricted) diet could allow a human being to live maybe 135 to 140 years.  Members of the Delaney’s group (Brian Delany is the president of Calorie Restriction Society) generally consumes fewer than 2000 calories a day.  However, it is also acknowledged by other restricted diet practitioners, it is not practical for the mass to endure a CR diet in hopes of achieving a 135-140 year life span.

     Also, in San Francisco there is a gene altering experiment on microscopic worms where their average life span is 13 days.  Professor Cynthia Kenyon has been able to increase some of their life spans by 6 times, simply by altering one specific gene and where the worms live a healthy productive life throughout the duration.  This experiment validates the genes that cause us to age “are not fixed.”  Instead, these types of experiments show us that the aging gene can be slowed down considerably.

     Its experiments like these that puts us closer to understanding what turns on and off the genetic aging and disease switches within our bodies.  Although these experiments are only a few of many that could have been shared within this article to make a point, they are examples of many similar studies occurring abroad.  The answers to longevity solutions are now being studied through a new generation of scientists.  And these new age scientists believe it is now possible to extend human life by hundreds of years, not just decades!  So let’s look into this new age mindset and emerging technologies so we can better understand how science will get there.

   What if science could genetically “turn-off” the feeling of hunger without the subject feeling any sense of starving?  And it could be accomplished simply by swallowing a nanobot pill that could switch on-off a DNA-gene string sequence that tells the brain 2000 calories of food per day is enough subsistence.  Would this be of value to someone that is challenged with diabetes and/or other ill-health complexities due to obesity, or food obsessions?  Or how about a pill that was able to target a diseased gene string and fix it by recoding its DNA sequence to maintain a healthy structure for the next 100 years!

     In all likelihood, I believe longevity science will be applied to extend life beyond a 120 year timeline within the 21st century using genomic and bio-nanobot medical sciences and technologies.  Let’s take a better look at these futuristic biological science technologies and how they “could” possibly turn on-off these gene switches to extend life and remove disease.  But in order to fully understand this potential prospect we first must define, relate and apply the basic elements of these advanced emerging sciences.

     There are approximately 30,000 genes that influence our growth and development.  Now imagine how many combinations of DNA genetic code sequences could be made out of all of these genes.  Your 30,000 gene combinations are completely different and unique than any other individual.  That means no two people would ever have the same DNA gene code string within a chromosome nucleus.  But what genetic commonality do all humans share?  We all have 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up our human attributes and where they are sequenced in the same order of decreasing size. 

    Here is a good anology in which to relate to a chromosome and DNA gene sequences.  Our chromosomes are aligned in order like a library of encyclopedia books.  That is, we can determine when a book is missing in our chromosome library.  When our chromosome library in out of order it is not so hard to identify known diseases.  However DNA genetic code strings bound onto our chromosomes nucleus are what makes each one of us uniquely different as human beings.  This is where understanding of genetics get’s way more complicated.  By understanding where we’re at and where we’re going on this nano-scale, we can see how science will one day unlock the fountain of youth and disease free secrets.

     Next we’ll define the emerging science of genomics.  A genome is the sum total of all of an individual organism’s genes.  And these genes reside within the structure of “any” animal’s chromosome cell’s nucleus, where there are threadlike linear strands of DNA circled and bound to associated cell proteins.  Humans have the same 46 types of chromosomes in number and order with the exception when it comes to sex determination.  That is, the 23rd pair of chromosomes is different: XX chromosome (female) and the distinctive XY chromosome (male).  However, our genetic code resides within each chromosome.  And the DNA gene strings within each chromosome are uniquely color coded with the genetic transcription of both parents.  Therefore our genetic code sequence is as unique as a finger print, or snow flake.

     Now imagine a super-tiny micro bio-factory that could be introduced into the blood circulation; target and re-code ailing or diseased chromosome or gene strings!

     The merging of advanced medical science has evolved within Genomics and within the last 10 years, or better known as Genome Technologies.  The Genome Technology Branch (GTB) is a specialized group of research scientists that have developed world-class scientific control standards in innovative technology studies of gene isolation.  This science allows gene isolation research to occur on a segment of a chromosome DNA molecule that codes and sequences, to include computational analysis of chromosome protein and linear DNA sequencing, etc.

     It is known through these studies that the color coding of these genes occupy certain space on the DNA gene strings of all  23 pairs of chromosomes within nearly every cell of our body.  A blood sample is now the most common method to determine a biological match after DNA analysis.  The same confirmation of genetic match can be found within the saliva, bio-fluids, skin, hair, exoskeleton etc.

     If the chromosomes are the books that make up our libraries, then once opened the words and sentences are like the 30,000 gene combinations of off-on switches that influence our unique growth and developmental standards.  And now you can better understand how gene sequencing at the molecular level has unique variances within each of us; and why our metabolic and gene chemistries are so complicated, but with similar genetic and uniform “platform [library] design.”  And by this understanding you can also appreciate how our DNA can be greatly influenced by our environment, diet, physical activities and emerging science technologies.

     One day science will easily be able to target a genetic defect(s) within a singular chromosome to cure untreatable rare diseases and disorders.  And this will be accomplished by understanding how to re-sequence (and/or) turn on/off DNA gene strands to cure us.  And this will “likely” be accomplished by a bio-nanobot-factory processor that can target these defect strands within a chromosome nucleus to achieve the desired medical result.   Cures will include, but not limited to repair of organs, skin, bone, cartilage, brain, ligament, glands, metabolic function, growing new tissue and nerves, etc., and extend life span!

     Now we’ll briefly jump into what are nanobots, and how does this correlate with these “super tiny” processor bio-factories, or better known as nanorobotics.  This is a “new conceptual” ideal where a nanoscale “organic like” robot (0.1 – 10 micrometers with ~1.5 nanometer switches) acts like a bio-processing medical repair factory. 

     For example, our computer processing time is now into the micro (1 millionth of a second) processing speed capacity and platform size.   And where we’re heading is toward a nano-robotic processing time (1 billionth of a second) on a biocompatible “scaled” platform.  Today tiny bio-repair factories are conceptually possible to induce into the body and make ill-health repairs.  But we’re still too big to operate on a nano-processing speed and don’t have a working prototype platform yet. 

     However, this processor platform and “near” scalability already exists within our computer technologies.   As the micro to nano-processing technologies advance, so does the microbiology and genomic mapping coordination to target and identify defective chromosome nucleus and genetic DNA color code strings.  And as emerging sciences continue to figure out new ways to increase logic speeds and shrink compatible platforms this is all possible.  The computer nuts and bolts of speeding up process logic on scaled platforms continue to accelerate and have an influence in all industries dependent upon advancement of these sciences.

     Transitioning from our computer processor technology to biological genome world is possible because once concept is mapped toward design, then a bio-medical platform agent is the next logical step.  Therefore it should not be thought of as impossible for these technologies to merge where life extension and disease is removed.  Just the opposite appears to be coming true.  It is possible within our lifetime to see a day where a customer would visit a physician and be injected, absorb and/or swallow a pill that contains super-tiny organic bio-processor factories that circulate throughout the blood stream to make medical repairs and cure disease.

     Although many of you will shrug your shoulders and think impossible or morally unthinkable, these emerging science technologies are occurring.  Regardless of how you feel about where science is heading, these are industries I would take stock in “literally.”  It truly is possible to achieve a commercial medical application within our lifetime where nano-organic processing factories will be able to cure us from all that ails us.  And this include life extension, or better known as the fountain of youth!

 References,

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 National Human Genome Research Institute.  Genome Technology Branch.  http://www.genome.gov/10000016

 Peris, Richard. Dr. Could We Live Forever? Or Even Come Close. 11 February 09. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-3475140.html

 Sciences Education Foundation, General Atomics.  Gene/Chromosome – Gen/DNA Relationship Analogies.  http://www.sci-ed-ga.org/modules/dna/anals/genedna.html

 The Free Dictionary.  X Chromosome.  http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/X+chromosome

 Wikipedia.  Genomics.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genomics

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 Woodard, Marc.  A Pill That Could Extend Life beyond 100 Years.  Mirror Athlete Fitness Secrets.  23 November 2012.  http://mirrorathlete.com/blog/2012/11/23/a-pill-that-could-extend-life-beyond-100-years/

 Woodard, Marc.  10 Super Centenarians how’d They Live over 116?  Mirror Athlete Fitness Secrets.  22 September 2012.  http://mirrorathlete.com/blog/2012/09/22/10-super-centenarians-howd-they-live-over-116/

 CRNano.org.  Center for Responsible Nanotechnology.  What is Nanotechnology?  http://crnano.org/whatis.htm

 Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET.  2012 Copyright, All rights reserved, Mirror Athlete Publishing @: http://www.mirrorathlete.com,  Sign up for your Free eNewsletter.

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