Experts in biology and biophysics fed an artificial intelligence system with massive amounts of DNA and medical data to hundreds of thousands of volunteers in Britain and the United States, and the results indicated that humans will not be able to live beyond 150 years, according to Nature Communications.
In addition, scientists have developed a smart application in which the user enters certain data, which enables him to obtain accurate results of the biological aging rate and the maximum age.
Biological age and elasticity
The scientists concluded that there are two main factors responsible for human lifespan, both of which cover lifestyle factors and how the human body responds.
They explained that the first factor is biological age related to stress, lifestyle and disease, and the second is resilience, which reflects how quickly the first factor is restored to normal.
The team of scientists was able to conclude that the longest lifespan a person is likely to live is 150 years, twice the current average life span in a number of first world countries of 81 years.
The discovery is based on blood samples taken from two different longitudinal DNA studies and analyzed by a Singapore-based biotechnology company and a cancer center in Buffalo, New York.
The researchers used a tool called the Dynamic Organism Status Index, or DOSI, which takes into account age, disease and lifestyle factors, to see how resilient the human body is, including its ability to recover from injury and disease.
For his part, the study’s lead researcher, Dr Tim Berkoff, from Singapore’s Jiro, said that the flexibility calculation was carried out based on physical activity data streams in an electronic application on smartphones, which showed a complete loss of the human body’s resilience, that is, its ability to recover, at a certain age Between 120 and 150 years old.
In parallel, Giro co-founder Dr Peter Fedeshev said the study reveals how concepts borrowed from the physical sciences are used in biology to explore different aspects of aging and vulnerability with the aim of coming up with powerful anti-aging methods and interventions.
elixir of youth
The team of scientists believes that senescent cells hold a key that can be described as the “elixir of youth”, because they are “alive but not functional.”
These cells have also been linked to many diseases and symptoms, from arthritis to Alzheimer’s disease.
life expectancy increase
The increase in life expectancy is largely due to key factors including improved nutrition, clean water and better sanitation, as well as the application of medical sciences.
Also, experts believe that genetic interventions, calorie restriction and drug development may in the future extend life expectancy, but by no more than 150 years as a maximum, according to the findings identified by the DOSI analysis.
The results of the study highlight the importance of finding future treatments by conducting new clinical trials aimed at preventing or treating diseases, leading to the prolongation of people’s enjoyment for as long as possible in good health.
penetration of concepts
Co-author Professor Andrei Gudkov, from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in the US, said the study was a “conceptual breakthrough”.
He also noted that it identifies and separates the roles of basic factors in human longevity and aging, which is defined as the gradual loss of resilience, erosion of strength, and the onset of age-related diseases.
The first step in the study’s findings is to explain why prevention and treatment are more effective, helping to improve life expectancy but not the maximum lifespan unless real anti-aging therapies are developed.