I just couldn’t help but think that those people who want to live forever should be aware that researchers are finding that mutated DNA in the mitochondria could be the reason for many age-related diseases from those that afflict the heart to cancer and diabetes.
If you recall back in biology class you likely learned that mitochondria are actually an organelle and are the power-plants of the cell, converting food to energy.
Scientists have found that even a few mutations in mitochondrial DNA can have catastrophic consequences in a living organism. By finding ways to reduce these mutations we could indeed increase lifespans dramatically.
Hopefully other researchers will be able to duplicate these findings and work can get underway to extend our healthy lives.
I know just what you are thinking. That’s just what we need… More elderly drivers on the road.
You know what I think? It is better to deal with old drivers than this guy.