Thursday, June 25, 2015

I Re-Set My Clock


I sure don't look 45. I figured I "re-set my clock" with the neurogenesis. The way it happened makes me wonder if it will be perpetual, though. With re-setting my clock, signs of aging will be delayed.

The neurogenesis was the repair of neural damage in my brain cells. Aging would be damage to all cells. If it was my stem cells that repaired damage, then there would be repair throughout my body.

Enough information does not exist yet to determine any outcome. I used the word "if". This is all possibility. We don't know for sure unless it does or does not happen.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Only Reason?

Neuroplasticity can't possibly be the only reason for re-acquiring lost skills due to a brain injury. Here's why...

My right hand was paralyzed. Not only does it move now, but I can sign the alphabet in ASL sign language. I do not use sign language.

Now if neuroplasticity is the only reason for regaining lost skills, then I could say that other people that have regained hand movement can also sign. Everyone has this ability.

This isn't true? I created something new?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

1000 Problems

The number 1000 bothered me.  'We will be able to live to 1,000'

It sounds like do one thing, and be able to live to a thousand. I looked more into it. Mostly because that one thing may have already happened to me. The other is people in general should know what to expect.

Doing one thing is not what Aubrey de Grey is saying exactly. He's proposing that one person have several treatments of one type. Each treatment resets a person's clock. So the person having treatment goes 80 years, has a treatment, resets his/her clock, goes another 80 years, and resets their clock again. They do this until they reach a thousand. Technically, a person could go on forever.

Neurogenesis would have repaired damage in my brain. I am also seeing it elsewhere.

However, there is a possibility that a person will not need several treatments. "When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function."

In many people, it will be the specialized cells to develop. For longevity a new treatment will have to be done because the stem cell division is done. However, there exists the possibility new stem cells were created. This makes a new treatment unnecessary. This type of data does not exist. I can only say there is a possibility.


The one thing that may have occurred with me is a release of my own adult stem cells which triggered neurogenesis. It may not have only fixed my immediate problem, but also thrown me into this longevity issue.

Enough information does not exist yet to determine any outcome.