Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Italy: scientists are intended to guess the secret of the immortality

Italian scientists will undertake the sequential attempt to guess the secret of aging - it is more precise, to reveal the changes in human DNA, which lead to aging of organism. Are such the task of new project "The Genetics of Health Ageing" ("genetics of healthy aging"), the neglected in the Italian national research center aging. According to one of the basic theories of aging, men it dies because of the accumulation in its DNA of the defects incompatible with the life. In other words, sooner or later its organism reject the mechanisms, which support the integrity of genome, that also leads to the appearance of different "failures" with the synthesis DNA. Scientists are intended to reveal the genetic bases of these mechanisms, also, as far as possible to develop the methods of control of them. As the organizers of project report, in the course of a study it is intended to analyze the models OF DNA of 3 thousand people, which reached the age of 90 years, and also their younger brothers and sisters. Studies will engage tentatively 5 years and they will manage to Italian taxpayers into 7 million Euro-.