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I just wanted to make this thread to gather peoples opinions on the concept of rejuvination biotechnolgies.

I am going to univeristy to become a biotechnologist. I want to research ways we can rejuvinate our bodies by creating artificial organs. I also want to be involved in researching a way to create new brain cells to replace old ones in aging brains.

I think rather than using the current meathod of trying to research ways to stop the progression of certain diseases like alzheimers or heart disease we are better off finding ways to repair the damage rather than stop it from happening. This is because I feel it is a waste of time learning how these diseases progress and it would be a better use of time to just go ahead and replace damaged parts rather than trying to make old parts new again.

Is there anyone else here who wants to be involved or is already involved in researching rejuvenation biotechnologies?
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I'm also interested in that research, biology student here. However I'm not sure where to start with those techniques. Factors that help cell differentiation look promising though.

Organ replacement is a complex topic due to transplant acceptation and MHC compatibility though but it sure is interesting.
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The problem is, your brain cells don't change, they are you. So growing new brain cells means growing a new person.

Maybe some brain cells. But protecting them is ideal.


Also, find a way to repair collagen; it's responsible for wrinkles, but also for "wrinkles" in the heart and liver etc.

About 30% of the body by mass is collagen, just connective tissue. So try to repair that; if you could do that, you could solve a lot of issues with aging even if scars persisted (mostly collagen though) and DNA continued to act funny. There's also a bunch of gunk that builds up in the cells, so if you can find a way to clean that out, eternal youth is even closer. xp


If you create artificial hearts/grow new ones and cure cancer you'll cure to the two big killers in the U.S. and most developed worlds, about 40-50% of total deaths.

Then work on lungs, Alzheimer, Diabetes, and making safer cars. : P


You could make a clone of yourself, and then put your brain into it, and poof, eternal youth.

Although you'd need a way to electrostimulate muscles, permanently keep someone asleep, keep someone alive without a brain possibly, in a test tube etc.
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The problem is, your brain cells don't change, they are you. So growing new brain cells means growing a new person.

Maybe some brain cells. But protecting them is ideal.


Also, find a way to repair collagen; it's responsible for wrinkles, but also for "wrinkles" in the heart and liver etc.

About 30% of the body by mass is collagen, just connective tissue. So try to repair that; if you could do that, you could solve a lot of issues with aging even if scars persisted (mostly collagen though) and DNA continued to act funny. There's also a bunch of gunk that builds up in the cells, so if you can find a way to clean that out, eternal youth is even closer. xp


If you create artificial hearts/grow new ones and cure cancer you'll cure to the two big killers in the U.S. and most developed worlds, about 40-50% of total deaths.

Then work on lungs, Alzheimer, Diabetes, and making safer cars. : P


You could make a clone of yourself, and then put your brain into it, and poof, eternal youth.

Although you'd need a way to electrostimulate muscles, permanently keep someone asleep, keep someone alive without a brain possibly, in a test tube etc.


Out of all those interesting and potential investigations the how to keep someone alive without a brain sounds definitely like the more challenging!!!

About organ replacements, creating an artificial heart's valve is as far as we could go nowadays. Plus you can't mess with the telomerase inside the cells or you risk to induce cancer into the patient. It's so complex.
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The problem is, your brain cells don't change, they are you. So growing new brain cells means growing a new person.

Maybe some brain cells. But protecting them is ideal.


Also, find a way to repair collagen; it's responsible for wrinkles, but also for "wrinkles" in the heart and liver etc.

About 30% of the body by mass is collagen, just connective tissue. So try to repair that; if you could do that, you could solve a lot of issues with aging even if scars persisted (mostly collagen though) and DNA continued to act funny. There's also a bunch of gunk that builds up in the cells, so if you can find a way to clean that out, eternal youth is even closer. xp


If you create artificial hearts/grow new ones and cure cancer you'll cure to the two big killers in the U.S. and most developed worlds, about 40-50% of total deaths.

Then work on lungs, Alzheimer, Diabetes, and making safer cars. : P


You could make a clone of yourself, and then put your brain into it, and poof, eternal youth.

Although you'd need a way to electrostimulate muscles, permanently keep someone asleep, keep someone alive without a brain possibly, in a test tube etc.


Out of all those interesting and potential investigations the how to keep someone alive without a brain sounds definitely like the more challenging!!!

About organ replacements, creating an artificial heart's valve is as far as we could go nowadays. Plus you can't mess with the telomerase inside the cells or you risk to induce cancer into the patient. It's so complex.


Unless you had nanobots! blaugh

Of course they'd be micro, instead of nano, but with lasers and magnets they could likely influence sub-atomic stuff. xp
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The problem is, your brain cells don't change, they are you. So growing new brain cells means growing a new person.

Maybe some brain cells. But protecting them is ideal.


Also, find a way to repair collagen; it's responsible for wrinkles, but also for "wrinkles" in the heart and liver etc.

About 30% of the body by mass is collagen, just connective tissue. So try to repair that; if you could do that, you could solve a lot of issues with aging even if scars persisted (mostly collagen though) and DNA continued to act funny. There's also a bunch of gunk that builds up in the cells, so if you can find a way to clean that out, eternal youth is even closer. xp


If you create artificial hearts/grow new ones and cure cancer you'll cure to the two big killers in the U.S. and most developed worlds, about 40-50% of total deaths.

Then work on lungs, Alzheimer, Diabetes, and making safer cars. : P


You could make a clone of yourself, and then put your brain into it, and poof, eternal youth.

Although you'd need a way to electrostimulate muscles, permanently keep someone asleep, keep someone alive without a brain possibly, in a test tube etc.


Out of all those interesting and potential investigations the how to keep someone alive without a brain sounds definitely like the more challenging!!!

About organ replacements, creating an artificial heart's valve is as far as we could go nowadays. Plus you can't mess with the telomerase inside the cells or you risk to induce cancer into the patient. It's so complex.


Unless you had nanobots! blaugh

Of course they'd be micro, instead of nano, but with lasers and magnets they could likely influence sub-atomic stuff. xp


Sounds cool, just imagine how insanely fast and precise they should be to deal with an entire central nervous system. PURE AWESOME.
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The problem is, your brain cells don't change, they are you. So growing new brain cells means growing a new person.

Maybe some brain cells. But protecting them is ideal.


Also, find a way to repair collagen; it's responsible for wrinkles, but also for "wrinkles" in the heart and liver etc.

About 30% of the body by mass is collagen, just connective tissue. So try to repair that; if you could do that, you could solve a lot of issues with aging even if scars persisted (mostly collagen though) and DNA continued to act funny. There's also a bunch of gunk that builds up in the cells, so if you can find a way to clean that out, eternal youth is even closer. xp


If you create artificial hearts/grow new ones and cure cancer you'll cure to the two big killers in the U.S. and most developed worlds, about 40-50% of total deaths.

Then work on lungs, Alzheimer, Diabetes, and making safer cars. : P


You could make a clone of yourself, and then put your brain into it, and poof, eternal youth.

Although you'd need a way to electrostimulate muscles, permanently keep someone asleep, keep someone alive without a brain possibly, in a test tube etc.


Out of all those interesting and potential investigations the how to keep someone alive without a brain sounds definitely like the more challenging!!!

About organ replacements, creating an artificial heart's valve is as far as we could go nowadays. Plus you can't mess with the telomerase inside the cells or you risk to induce cancer into the patient. It's so complex.


Unless you had nanobots! blaugh

Of course they'd be micro, instead of nano, but with lasers and magnets they could likely influence sub-atomic stuff. xp


Sounds cool, just imagine how insanely fast and precise they should be to deal with an entire central nervous system. PURE AWESOME.


Mhhm. With super computers and wireless communication, they should have the processing speeds, and with autonomous and semi-autonomous action, it should be able to take care of itself. xp
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The problem is, your brain cells don't change, they are you. So growing new brain cells means growing a new person.

Maybe some brain cells. But protecting them is ideal.


Also, find a way to repair collagen; it's responsible for wrinkles, but also for "wrinkles" in the heart and liver etc.

About 30% of the body by mass is collagen, just connective tissue. So try to repair that; if you could do that, you could solve a lot of issues with aging even if scars persisted (mostly collagen though) and DNA continued to act funny. There's also a bunch of gunk that builds up in the cells, so if you can find a way to clean that out, eternal youth is even closer. xp


If you create artificial hearts/grow new ones and cure cancer you'll cure to the two big killers in the U.S. and most developed worlds, about 40-50% of total deaths.

Then work on lungs, Alzheimer, Diabetes, and making safer cars. : P


You could make a clone of yourself, and then put your brain into it, and poof, eternal youth.

Although you'd need a way to electrostimulate muscles, permanently keep someone asleep, keep someone alive without a brain possibly, in a test tube etc.


Out of all those interesting and potential investigations the how to keep someone alive without a brain sounds definitely like the more challenging!!!

About organ replacements, creating an artificial heart's valve is as far as we could go nowadays. Plus you can't mess with the telomerase inside the cells or you risk to induce cancer into the patient. It's so complex.


Unless you had nanobots! blaugh

Of course they'd be micro, instead of nano, but with lasers and magnets they could likely influence sub-atomic stuff. xp


Sounds cool, just imagine how insanely fast and precise they should be to deal with an entire central nervous system. PURE AWESOME.


Mhhm. With super computers and wireless communication, they should have the processing speeds, and with autonomous and semi-autonomous action, it should be able to take care of itself. xp


Now they'd only need the proper instructions.
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The problem is, your brain cells don't change, they are you. So growing new brain cells means growing a new person.

Maybe some brain cells. But protecting them is ideal.


Also, find a way to repair collagen; it's responsible for wrinkles, but also for "wrinkles" in the heart and liver etc.

About 30% of the body by mass is collagen, just connective tissue. So try to repair that; if you could do that, you could solve a lot of issues with aging even if scars persisted (mostly collagen though) and DNA continued to act funny. There's also a bunch of gunk that builds up in the cells, so if you can find a way to clean that out, eternal youth is even closer. xp


If you create artificial hearts/grow new ones and cure cancer you'll cure to the two big killers in the U.S. and most developed worlds, about 40-50% of total deaths.

Then work on lungs, Alzheimer, Diabetes, and making safer cars. : P


You could make a clone of yourself, and then put your brain into it, and poof, eternal youth.

Although you'd need a way to electrostimulate muscles, permanently keep someone asleep, keep someone alive without a brain possibly, in a test tube etc.


Out of all those interesting and potential investigations the how to keep someone alive without a brain sounds definitely like the more challenging!!!

About organ replacements, creating an artificial heart's valve is as far as we could go nowadays. Plus you can't mess with the telomerase inside the cells or you risk to induce cancer into the patient. It's so complex.


Unless you had nanobots! blaugh

Of course they'd be micro, instead of nano, but with lasers and magnets they could likely influence sub-atomic stuff. xp


Sounds cool, just imagine how insanely fast and precise they should be to deal with an entire central nervous system. PURE AWESOME.


Mhhm. With super computers and wireless communication, they should have the processing speeds, and with autonomous and semi-autonomous action, it should be able to take care of itself. xp


Now they'd only need the proper instructions.


Mhhm. Hopefully with a super computer- created by nanobots- they could know what to do really quickly and have problem solving algorithms, so they could shift accordingly, so they wouldn't need exact instructions, which should be easy enough. xp
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now to only invent them for that specific purpose without side effects, oh wait...
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now to only invent them for that specific purpose without side effects, oh wait...


DON'T WAIT, GET IT DONE NAO! eek
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Well... if there was something that could break down cholesterol and was only transported to the stuff in the veins by say, micro machines, you might actually be able to, for the most part, cure coronary heart disease.

It's typically caused by cholesterol build up in veins and arteries. Any way to isolate that and then break it down?
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Well... if there was something that could break down cholesterol and was only transported to the stuff in the veins by say, micro machines, you might actually be able to, for the most part, cure coronary heart disease.

It's typically caused by cholesterol build up in veins and arteries. Any way to isolate that and then break it down?


Nanobots still sound complex. Also about cholesterol be careful about breaking it down without producing thrombosis that would defeat the purpose.
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Well... if there was something that could break down cholesterol and was only transported to the stuff in the veins by say, micro machines, you might actually be able to, for the most part, cure coronary heart disease.

It's typically caused by cholesterol build up in veins and arteries. Any way to isolate that and then break it down?


Nanobots still sound complex. Also about cholesterol be careful about breaking it down without producing thrombosis that would defeat the purpose.


Exactly, something slow, and that could isolate bad cholesterol.

While complex, it would be a very simple machine with a very simple capability rather than being able to interact with things on a fundamental sub-atomic level.


So it should be easy enough, compared to more complex machines, that could do multiple things. xp

If you could just break it down or remove it from arteries that would be enough to save a person for quite some time until the 30 years later it built up, or longer. xp
the simplest answer is usually the best, your body rejuvenates on its own. The only problem is when that process starts to break down, which is why the need to study degenerative diseases to map out how the process breaks down and where to fix it. But hey I just take the pictures, F-18-LDOPA.

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