Youth potion

Youth Potion: anti-aging potion    photo from wikimedia
Youth Potion: anti-aging potion photo from wikimedia

Want to live 200 years?

Scientists have found a small molecule that can be used to extend the lifespan of mammalian cells. The research reported in the July issue of Nature Chemical Biology showed that the synthetic organic molecule CGK733 blocks the machinery that senses DNA damage. They found that CGK733 could extend the lifetime of cultured cells by about 20 doublings and could actually rescue cells that were already senescent. Senescent cells are cells that can stay alive but have stopped dividing.

Magnetic nano probe used to see drug interactions inside living cells

Prof. Kim Tae-kook at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and his associates developed a technology dubbed MAGIC, short for magnetism-based interactive capture. This state-of-the-art magnetic nano-probe technology uses fluorescent materials to check whether any drug can mix with targeted proteins inside the cell.
Read more in The Korea Times or in Nature Chemical Biology press release and abstract.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

nora's picture
nora says:

I want to live forever.

posted on Sat, 07/29/2006 - 8:41am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 11:35am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i want to live forever!!!!

posted on Sat, 07/29/2006 - 9:53am
kevin's picture
kevin says:

i want to live forever!

posted on Sat, 07/29/2006 - 2:01pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because than i can see new things every year, generation, and i can buy more things!!!:)

posted on Sat, 07/29/2006 - 2:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Yea but then you have to suffer to watch every one you love die in some way. the potion can't cure that.

posted on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 11:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I agree. If you lived forever, you would have to watch everyone else die and you would be stuck on earth! and you would never go to heaven and meet your real father (god).

posted on Tue, 03/24/2009 - 11:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

So this discovery was made by Korean scientists. Wasn't it Korean scientists who claimed to have cloned a human embryo? I am not convinced that such a discovery has actually been made.

posted on Thu, 08/03/2006 - 8:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Has anyone tried it before?

posted on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 6:39pm
Anika's picture
Anika says:

I want to be a kid, a young girl forever.

posted on Sat, 08/12/2006 - 4:51pm
Jacqueline & Laura's picture
Jacqueline & Laura says:

We want to live forever, even our family. Please tell us how to get this potion. Thanks

posted on Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:11pm
some guy we found's picture
some guy we found says:

If i keeps you young, I would take it. But, if it just keeps you alive, you would keep on aging, and aging getting weaker, and weaker, being in pain all the time!

posted on Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:06pm
Scientist's picture
Scientist says:

It is BS that it can be used a fountain of youth... it inhibits DNA damage repair, which would cause incredible amounts of cancer and other diseases. Korean science is indeed a joke when compared to american science.

posted on Mon, 03/19/2007 - 9:19am
bryan kennedy's picture

You're going to have to back your statements up a bit more than that. I hardly think you can cast a wide claim around all Korean science because of your problems with this one issue.

posted on Mon, 03/19/2007 - 1:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

your statement is very impulsive and arrogant. How can you say such thing. The Korean scientiests did not claim it's the fountain of youth, though it could have such an powerful results. Those scients are still working. Now working on animal and after their success, it will go on human trial which is several years away. Your attitude is alarming.

posted on Fri, 05/18/2007 - 7:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

One day human can be immortal..............
Can you imagine ??????????


One day human need to find technology to be .......................

posted on Tue, 06/05/2007 - 12:38pm
Nicole Alba's picture
Nicole Alba says:

being immortal is useless bcuz if u live like 4ever ur life is never exciting ... like planning what 2 do before dying, u wouldn't think about that and don't konw what u want to achieve . and also like u already did everything exciting and stuff like that..
andalso to the dude who said something about korean science that's stupid bcuz that's not everything .. gawd.. u can't just judge somehitng from just one thing,, it

posted on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 2:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well, back off on the korean thang- every1 has thier own opion, inclucing me
well, iwouldnt indeed want to live 4eva, but i might want to live as long as i want to to also
achieve all of my goals,,,,, and also be quiet scientist- ha
a true scientist will gather proff and data b4 saying something out of the question!
Not to b offensive, but please rethink ur facts b4 sharing it.
And if u study what the koreans think, u mite understand, change ur opions....
email me at [email protected]
I know, a weird email- but i use it,,,, please email me if like, u idk,, have comments, i guess....

posted on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 2:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i would want to live long but i wanna go whn iam suppose to go like i don't want to change the cycle of nature.. if u lived to long, the earth is gonna be like all messed up and everything .. and dude back off on that korean thingy bcuz it's dumb to judge something by just one thingy,,,

posted on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 2:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Thu, 09/13/2007 - 3:10am
CassieF's picture
CassieF says:

I would let them test on me and didnt care about the risk. This is trully a remarkable finding. I am young and would do anything to stay that way forever and see history and live change around me

posted on Thu, 12/25/2008 - 1:52pm
MisterMaker's picture
MisterMaker says:

This chemical is not an immortality potion. It my be useful for short term recovery and improved damage repair but remember that what it does is increase cellular life span, and then only 20-25%. this means that as the DNA in the cell accumulates damage from normal wear and tear that damage is passed on to the cells that it produces so that the younger cells that it produces after is has continued reproducing after its normal expiration will start with more than average damage. the individual cells may live slightly longer but the damage passed on as a result would cause the larger organism to age more quickly. The way that our bodies stay young is by replacing the worn and aged parts with new and younger parts, making the older parts keep going after they are damaged and worn is only practical for short term applications.
The Korean scientists have made a very useful discovery but for a multicelular Organism long term use could be dangerous, especially for the third generation after long ter exposure where DNA damage would lead to birth defects and mutation.

posted on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 5:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I wanna be attractive forever. I cant immagine myself getting old and ugly :(. I am in:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 2:18pm

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