Living Machines…. oooo

New technologies changing the equations with our issues with environment changes, poor soils, pollution etc….. Building new tools to help with our dire environmental crisis. Biology and Engineering are merging into a new discipline – Bioengineering. Molecular Biology and Engineering combining? Say way? How? Genomics – genes responsible for diseases. Angen, Biotech – biotech companies.

Molecular Biology is the hardware of cells, Genomics is the software of the cells. Unraveling the genetic foundations of diseases and using viruses to run batteries. How cool is that!

You must read the book by past MIT president Susan Hockfield “The Age of Living Machines”. Gives me hope!!!!!

Longevity – Probably shouldn’t take NAD boosters unless you supplement the side effects from doing that.

Well I just listened to a great pod cast. Here you go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJV-SdaRHvA&t=3405s

This is a discussion between two doctors both interesting in Anti Aging, but has different view points on how to increase NAD production to turn back the aging clock.

When watching this video, look at the details and watch this part that talks a bit about this. 1:31:37 David’s plant based diet- and why it could be better 1:38:10 Meat consumption and the environment 1:45:35 Where to find David’s stuff. 1:47:20 The most radical thing David has done recently.

This also addresses the fact that cows aren’t the real global warming problem… Finally someone is defending agriculture…..

Anti-Aging Products -Am I a mouse?

Well hello there. Today’s muse is on anti-aging products info – not recommending taking just musing mind you.

Ingredients newly learned about are:

Pterostibene – cool stuff in blueberries – way better than the stuff from Grapes -resveratrol. This stuff works to help your aged signals that give instructions to your DNA work better. Too simple? Here are some details for you then. Pterostilbene is a kind of extra-potent version of resveratrol. The pterostilbene molecule is nearly identical to resveratrol’s except for a couple of differences that make it more “bioavailable” (animal studies indicate that about four times as much ingested pterostilbene gets into the bloodstream as resveratrol). Test-tube and rodent studies also suggest that pterostilbene is more potent than resveratrol when it comes to improving brain function, warding off various kinds of cancer and preventing heart disease. This info is from: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/beyond-resveratrol-the-anti-aging-nad-fad/?amp;text=Beyond

Nicotinamide mono nucleotide (MNM) – This is the NAD booster. Remember in my other blog how I show how NAD gets depleted with Alcohol consumption. Well in general NAD levels as we age are lower so boosting them is the idea to help us stay younger longer.

How does this work? Well according to Dr. Sinclair – NMN is a precursor to NAD+, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, meaning it becomes NAD+ through a series of chemical transformations. NAD+ is a coenzyme that living things cannot survive without and is critical for everything from energy and metabolism and even sleep, but levels of NAD+ naturally fall with age, making it — and NMN, as a result — crucial to the science of aging.

Metformin– Now this one is a weird one. You need a doc prescription for it. It is actually a drug for diabetics. Below are details about this drug from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5943638/.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5943638/

There is a great interview by Comedian Joe Rogan which I love to watch while improving my mitochondria action which improves DNA behaviors – aka exercising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOTS0HS7aq4&feature=youtu.be&t=391

Well this is really interesting. If any of this info is wrong please let me know Im not a scientist really just reading and interpreting.

I am so tempted to order me up some of these supplements but pondering the question “Am I a mouse?” Something to think about in addition to this is whether I want to spend $100 a month on something that is only proven to work on a mouse…

Analog signals in our genetics – What about them?

Well I just watched the most eye opening Google Talk. https://youtu.be/9nXop2lLDa4. Dr. David Sinclair does a brilliant job and speaking in ways us non-scientist peeps can understand. Love the analogy using CD disks and how it relates to our cells that make us age.

This is a huge field of study right now.

Looking at this image think of your DNA the purple lines and the blue circles are the analog signal that tells your DNA cells who they are and they they are suppose to do. As we age those blue circles get scratched like an old CD and doesn’t work right so then your DNA Cells don’t know who or what they are suppose to do really. Interesting concept really.

Check out his google talk. Very interesting stuff.