Stem Cell Rejuvenation of Muscle Cells: Can Methuselah be Next?

Researchers have pinpointed why normal aging is accompanied by a diminished ability to regain strength and mobility after muscle injury: over time, stem cells within muscle tissues dedicated to repairing damage become less able to generate new muscle fibers and struggle to self-renew. Scientists identified for the first time a process by which the older muscle stem cell populations can be rejuvenated to function like younger cells. –ScienceDaily

Therefore, the logical jump here is this: if muscle tissues can be repaired and rejuvenated, the next step would be brain, heart, lung, liver… Why not? It is no longer science fiction but a merely logical progression of scientific research. Are ethical values therefore in jeopardy? Do we face religious and/or political resistance? Who will stand in judgement? Will fundamentalists fight such human interference with ‘God’s plan?’ Perhaps Heaven will have to be delayed!

mouseman

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7 thoughts on “Stem Cell Rejuvenation of Muscle Cells: Can Methuselah be Next?

          1. Well he has written a long article, way to much to put here, is why I referenced it to you for you to decide….If you liked his original work, you will like this update. Somehow if I can locate it with my poor internet skills,
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            and looking for the contents of Feb. 16, 2014?

  1. Do the answers to your questions center on the question of where the stem cells are harvested? If its embryos, then probably yes, you think?

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