Medic: Can be people, soon 200 years old?

The life expectancy is doubled in people soon?

We will people in the near future by a kind of Anti-Aging pill has a life expectancy of 200 years? Experts have now found what appears to be a way to double the life expectancy of worms, can this method be also in humans?

The scientists from the University of East Anglia, developed in their current investigation of a possibility to double the life expectancy of worms. The doctors switched off a Gene, which is believed that it is for the physical deterioration responsible. The experts published the results of their study in the English journal “Evolution of Letters”.

People in the near future will be twice as old? (Image: Jacob Lund/

A positive effect has continued from Generation to Generation

The experts stopped the function of a gene called DAF-2 in a group of 1-mm-long worms called Caenorhabditis elegans. Through the treatment, the roundworms had to try a twice as long life as it was in these animals is usually the case. The same long-lived worms also produced healthier, more fertile offspring, suggesting that the Benefits from Generation to Generation.

You can increase the longevity?

The scientists explain that the of this Gene stimulated chemical controls the growth, what makes the animals come ripe for their reproduction. However, the animals age, without but in later life benefit. The amount of released chemicals is reduced, once the worm reaches adulthood, it slows down the life cycle. It is often assumed that people age due to a slow accumulation of unrepaired damage to the cells in our body, say the authors of the study. This ageing is the result of the balance of energy between growth, reproduction and Survival. The new study is now known that the deactivation of the function of certain genes can increase in adulthood, the longevity, without affecting the reproduction.

The lifespan of the worms increased from three to six weeks

Some genes determine at an early age, our growth and affect our fertility. If the function of these genes continues, however, in later life unabated, this leads to problems, suspect the physicians. This theory is true, could the experts be able to effect that people remain young for longer, by the number of Gensignale is reduced or the genes are switched off in later life. The used in the study, the worms have an average lifespan of three weeks, some of the animals lived with the Experiment, but six weeks or longer. The genes of the worms are 80 percent of the people are identical, the experts explain. Our aging is influenced by the accumulation of unrepaired damage in our body, typical problems of aging but can also result from a suboptimal Regulation of gene expression in late life. The understanding of the importance of these two processes is important both for our understanding of the Evolution of aging as well as ways to extend the life of important, say the authors. (as)