Essay on A Longer Life: Uncovering the Secrets of Ageing
Ageing is a fact of life - we were born young to die old. But while some are lucky enough to live to one hundred or beyond, where does this place the rest of us? Indeed, we would agree that the lifespan of the "average" human is much less. What happens though if someone told you that you are able to extend the years that you are able to live? According to one scientist, this is soon going to be possible.
Robyn Williams travelled to the University of London to interview Matthew Piper, a Post Doctoral Fellow of the university about his research into the mechanisms of ageing; what factors effects an organism's lifespan; and what he uncovered in general so far about healthy ageing. Accordingly, his research has unearthed some …show more content…
Such evidence gathered from the experiments is also being used by Dr. Piper's team to investigate Alzheimer's disease. As it turns out, when the sequences of genes which causes Alzheimer's were expressed in flies, it was founded that a reduced signal delaying of insulin helps in slowing down the degradation effects. So if we are able to artificially "switch off" insulin production, what we are left with is a decreased in some of the most devestating diseases that are caused by ageing.
Now what does that all mean? It essentially means that we can get more than we bargained for. Not only being able to live longer, but also being able to look younger and stay healthier as well. So why not?
Life is so short you never get out of it everything you put it. What's