Victor Frankenstein - Man of the Century Human life has been lengthened because of the successes of scientists in the region of medical science. Extending human life was also the goal of a 19th Century scientist named Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein written in 1817. Following Frankenstein, scientists at MIT are researching ways to advance human life. Frankenstein's main pursuit for progressing human life is to prevent future deaths of countless innocent people and to diminish the concept of death itself, and the following quote justifies that belief. "I thought, that I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time .
I want to pursue a doctorate degree in industrial engineering specialized in ergonomics from a reputable university in the United States (US). During my doctoral study, I plan to conduct ergonomics researches concentrated on injury prevention resulted from the hand-operated device usage. I am interested in focusing in particular area because pertinent studies had provided evidences that various health problems apparently grow along with the rapid growth of hand-operated gadget usage. However, limited studies addressing to explain empirical evidence about the musculoskeletal risks that associated with the usage of the most recently developed gadgets. In addition, for enhancing my knowledge to support my researches I intend to take several ergonomics courses like occupational biomechanics and human motor behavior-engineering systems.
In an article written by Elizabeth Landau, "Cloning Used to Make Stem Cells from Adult Humans," she explores how our modern day world and scientists have finally developed a method of deriving stem cells from a person’s own cloned cells. In the future, with greater technology and research, it may be possible to create a complete clone of a person. Technology may be very useful and efficient, but if used incorrectly, it can cause drastic effects and problems for all of mankind. Farmer’s novel The House of the Scorpion and Landau’s article, "Cloning Used to Make Stem Cells from Adult Humans," explains the future in cloning with newer technologies, and possible concerns that may arise from it. Farmer’s novel, The House of the Scorpion, follows a character by the name of Matteo Alacrán, who is a clone living in the futuristic world where huge advances and discoveries of scientific technologies have been completed.
Clinical trials are research studies that help doctors determine whether or not a gene therapy approach is safe for people (Mayo Clinic). It is only being used for incurable diseases because it is so risky (Genetics Home Reference). However, The Human Genome Project has identified all 25,000 genes. This information will help scientists find more ways to cure and possibly prevent diseases. It will be years before gene therapy is used to treat certain diseases, but we are on the road to revolutionizing medicine and how it is used.
This is the idea behind the extended youth and compressed morbidity-scenario of the future of aging. McDonald notes that significant life extension must and will come with extended youth and relativity good health in old age (2014). Compressed morbidity means to squeeze or compress the time between the onset of chronic illness or disability and the time in which a person dies. This makes for a smaller window of time toward the end of the lifespan during which an individual experiences age-related symptoms like discomfort, sickness, and disability (Swartz, 2008; McDonald, 2014). At its core, this scenario of the future of aging boils down to individuals experiencing youth and health longer, and experiencing age-related symptoms later in life, for an equal (or shorter) amount of time before death.
TF is precise for only a certain set of genes because they can produce adrenaline or even genes that lead to aging (Aging Genes, 2008). The first aging theory is that our genes because damaged over time, which makes us age. Another theory is that some organisms are programmed in to their genes when to age, in other words, our genes have information on when to make us grow older. Some of the organisms can live in certain average of time, for examples, mice can only live for two years and a human is 75 years or older (Aging Genes, 2008). Researchers had testified worm Caenorhabditis elegans die in only two weeks, but ... ... middle of paper ... ...ech.org/original_news/news93 Antebi, A.
Retirement Age The idea of raising the retirement age because of social security concerns is a thought that many did not even consider when social security first started in 1935. As more and more baby boomers are becoming retirement age and can draw social security, less people are paying into the system which will bankrupt or significantly lessen the amount of social security benefits a retiree can draw. The average life expectancy has risen significantly since Social Security first started. Raising the age of retirement because life expectancy has risen will benefit not only the social security system, a person’s health and well-being as well as future generations. “Americans are living longer and are having fewer children.
Their excuse is that now in days people are growing healthier and living longer. I think some people would die before they reach a higher age than 65 and without enjoying a retirement. This issue is being debated lately. I would say I'm in favor with the Social Security program. It's one of the programs that should not be cut.
Scientists examined brain of several Alzheimer’s patients after their death, and they found lower levels of REST in their brains. According to these scientists, these proteins are helpful to the brain cells. “In laboratory tests, REST protected brain cells from dying when exposed to a number of stresses, including the proteins that form the plaque in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients ” (Johnson 2014). Bruce Yankner, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, became interested to see what happens to the brain cells as we age. “Because studies that involve genetic manipulation are... ... middle of paper ... ...hing like alzheimer.
They are attempting to help bed-ridden patients and elite athletes by engineering a ‘switch’ that will allow mutations or light signals to be turned on in muscle stem cells.” This discovery may also be used as a tool for the study of difficult-to-treat muscle cancers. Dr. Charles Keller, M.D., assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center and a senior researcher involved in the work, stated that "We hope that the genetically-engineered mouse models we developed will help scientists and clinicians better understand how to make muscle stem cells regenerate muscle