Essay on A Longer Life: Uncovering the Secrets of Ageing

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A fact of life
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
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Specifically, these experiments highly involve the research into how the diet of an organism can extends their lifespan. A reduce calorie intake, at the very core of it, helps the regulation of insulin - ultimately, it is this factor that is the key component of lifespan that effects the ageing process. If insulin signalling is reduced at a specific timings, we can witness the extension of lifespan by up to 40%. In addition, it is not only the duration of the years of life itself which is benefited, but also other a range of positive effects on the organism such as physique state and health.
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?

Extending life
Life is so short you never get out of it everything you put it. What's

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