] ] Scientists have found for the first time a way to rev up a
] ] "anti-aging" enzyme in living cells, an advance they said
] ] speed the development of drugs to extend human life span and
] ] prevent a wide range of geriatric diseases.
] hmmm, it says they help cells survive damage, but would that
] avoid the increase in cancer rates that other anti-aging
] tricks have?...can anyone help me out on that one?...
] oh, also anyone with a subscription to nature care to comment
] on the article this is about?...
Well, I think this is too vauge to comment on whether ir would avoid the increase in cancer rates. Like someone quoted in the article said, aging is a complex process, and increasing the production of this enzyme may itself cause cancer. Aging is tricky, with lots of processes going on....I don't think drugs that extend human life will be a good thing until after aging is understood much more clearly than it is right now.