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Blood From World's Oldest Woman Suggests Life Limit

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Scientists say for the extremely elderly, their stem cells might reach a state of exhaustion. This could limit one's life span. Follow Meg McLeod http://www.twitter.com/MegMcLeod See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: RTV Drenthe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH2rCW5kfU4 CNN http://www.cnn.com Genome Research http://genome.cshlp.org/content/early/2014/04/02/gr.162131.113.abstract Sky News http://news.sky.com/story/1248516/blood-of-world-s-oldest-woman-shows-life-limit New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25458-blood-of-worlds-oldest-woman-hints-at-limits-of-life.html#.U1kLAuZdXdU International Business Times http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/supercentenarians-mystery-longevity-discovered-through-genetic-mutations-1445785 Image via: Wikimedia Commons / Sansculotte http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grafik_blutkreislauf.jpg
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irishbreakfast (8 days ago)
the bible states that in the centuries after the great flood the human lifespan quickly diminished from 850-950 years old to a modern limit of 120. gods own word states it.(or at least the dudes who wrote it down) something fundamental happened in human biology once the earths cycles got changed and conditions drastically changed after the destruction of the flood. something within our biology changed as well that placed that biological limit on our natural lifespans. we must have some connection to our environment that no one has yet discovered or even thought of yet as I doubt the change in human biology that changed after the earth itself changed was way more than just a random coincidence. . there MUST be some connection that our biology has to the status of the planet that we don't see yet. no human according to the bible in modern times can live beyond 120. im not sure if that means to the minute or if that means to the minute of 120 plus 364 days 23hrs and 59 minutes and 59 seconds, but that is the biological limit the bible says we are currently bound by. what was different in our biology now compared to pre-flood times? what changed? THAT is the real answer to what our limit is for life. these bodies only go to 120 at best, for the select few luckiest of us.
Sama Lass (1 year ago)
I thought you mean the worlds oldest woman as in the first female human.
Cate joshua (1 year ago)
Great woman, she looks wise ❤
steven halliday (3 years ago)
She died from exhaustion after giving blood.
m beginization (3 years ago)
I read the red blood cell have no DNA in them like every other cell does yet are alive
Danny The Elite (3 years ago)
Of course some mutations are harmless, that is what evolution is all about! In fact if this woman passed this mutation on to her kids then that might very well kick off evolution to naturally make human lifespans longer.
Cynthia Kelly (4 years ago)
Hey, I saw that pink necklace at Wal-Mart, they are cute. Interesting science.
Oliver greene Bobo (4 years ago)
well lets get them dam blood stem cells modified already then.
Neshuah1 (4 years ago)
the host: "some mutations may be harmless." read an elementary biology leaflet gurl
decembrist (2 months ago)
Plenty of mutations are harmless. Some are beneficial.
KevinHarper3DArtist (4 years ago)
She looks like Yoda
Night Watch (1 year ago)
KevinHarper3DArtist lmfao
Paradigmical (4 years ago)
Of course some mutations are harmless, that's the backbone of Natural Selection

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