Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Human Aging Starts Before Birth

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Here is an interesting interview given by British scientist Dr. Aubrey de Grey to a Russian newspaper "Novaya Gazeta" [New Newspaper], which is related to his recent scientific visit to Russia.

The title of this new story is "Human Aging Starts Before Birth", and it is published in Russian language. Some excerpts from this publication are translated in English and attached below:
Question from Reporter (Elena Kokurina):
- Dr. de Grey, there are many debates among scientists regarding aging. The question is not even about the methods of fighting with it, but rather what is aging in the first place. For example, why is it manifesting itself precisely at the end of life?

Answer by Dr. Aubrey de Grey:
- I believe, because the normal process of metabolism, which keeps us alive, produces cumulated side effects. Such as the loss of cells or the formation of “indigestible” molecules. For some period of time this damage is rather limited and it cannot affect the organism as a whole, but in the long run the damage becomes so extensive that the physiological functions deteriorate sharply.

However, the very process of aging process starts well before our birth, as it is demonstrated by recent studies. The first signs of atherosclerosis can be found even in newborn. Recently Leonid and Natalia Gavrilovs, the Russian researchers working in the USA, proved that starting at birth we already accumulate many defects, which are the beginning of aging.

Also here is the original Russian text for these excerpts:

Елена Кокурина:
— Д-р Ди Грей, среди ученых много разногласий по поводу старения. Речь идет даже не столько о методах борьбы с ним, сколько о том, что это такое. Например, почему оно проявляется именно в конце жизни?

Обри Ди Грей:
— Я считаю, из-за того что нормальные процессы обмена веществ в организме, благодаря которым мы живем, дают накапливающиеся побочные эффекты. Такие как потеря клеток или образование «неперевариваемых» молекул. Длительное время эти повреждения носят частный характер и не способны воздействовать на организм в целом, но, в конце концов, их становится столько, что физиологические функции резко ухудшаются.

Однако сам процесс старения начинается, как показывают последние исследования, еще до нашего рождения. Первые признаки атеросклероза можно найти даже у новорожденного. Недавно Леонид и Наталья Гавриловы, российские исследователи, работающие в США, доказали, что уже с рождения мы аккумулируем множество дефектов, которые являются началом старения.

Automatic computer translation of the entire interview could be found through the Bable Fish translator and the Google translator as well.

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See also:

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- Технологии, способные остановить старение, могут быть разработаны в ближайшем будущем

- Бессмертие человека не за горами
- Бессмертие человека не за горами,Interesting discussion

- Обри ди Грей,1
- Обри ди Грей,2
- Обри ди Грей,3
- Обри ди Грей,4

Key words:
SENS, Life-Extension, Aubrey de Grey, rejuvenation research, Leonid Gavrilov, Natalia Gavrilova, Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, anti-ageing, anti-aging, ageing, aging, longevity, Novaya Gazeta, Elena Kokurina, Russia, Елена Кокурина,Обри Ди Грей

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