wonder why this thread disappeared without trace
Probably because it doesn't elucidate a method of rejuvenation. That is the next step. We already know that CR has many positive health effects, ageless animals have been discussed in other threads, and it is suspected that mtDNA mutations and ROS are a key part of aging. What would drive more discussion is a novel idea of how to stop this aspect of aging and rejuvenate the body/cells, such as this one.
Some interesting controversial research has suggested oogenesis may continue into adulthood, so a mechanism must exist if this is true for mitochondria populations that have experienced decades of life to be rejuvenated such that at least a portion of new born childs ends perfectly healthy.
Are there any labs in the world pursuing this line of research - resetting the health/functioning of mitos? Or is SENS the only one working on rejuvenation/protection of mitos
I've not checked into it, as the news feeds I get are quite large and varied, with that and all the backlog of books and research papers, I'm accumulating material faster than I can research it.
Hopefully another member passes by and sheds some light
here's a link to the oogenesis research
For the first time, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have isolated egg-producing stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women and shown these cells can produce what appear to be normal egg cells or oocytes. In the March issue of Nature Medicine, the team from the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at MGH reports the latest follow-up study to their now-landmark 2004 Nature paper that first suggested female mammals continue producing egg cells into adulthood.-sciencedaily