The same four molecules that revolutionized research on stem cells can also reverse aging in mice, scientists reported Thursday, a finding that could herald new approaches to trying to extend human life.
Mice genetically modified to have a devastating human disease of premature aging lived longer after getting the molecular mixture, and mice that grew old normally became more youthful.
Although the discovery is unlikely to find its way into medical practice for years, if ever, it is a significant advance in understanding the basic biology of aging at the molecular and cellular level, experts said, and might eventually lead to ways to slow that process in a way that not only extends lifespan but also “healthspan,” the number of years someone can live without the usual diseases that accompany multiplying birthday candles.
HiVery interesting article
Thks Who used this cream?
Well, thanks to the 21st century American Cures Act, they wont need human trials, nor will they have to disclose the experimental status of any therapies.
Who wants to try it first? Then once its all figured out to be “safe”, do you think it will be available to all the old geezers out here?
Not likely. But those who can get multiple heart transplants, will likely now get to live forever.
I’ll try it!
For a planet with many more people than it can support (by a factor of 3), this is a very bad idea.
No. Birthrates are about to plummet following the deathrates. As during the first demographic transition but faster and without such surplus.
Overpopulation is a myth 😉 Watch this Swedish professor of statistics give some simple explanation as to why:
Greatly extended lifespans will be a great benefit as we colonize other planets, which is likely going to start happening within the next 10-20 years.
I was rear ended. And now have limited use of legs and arms and core. Could this help regenerate spinal cord nerves??
Conversion of normal cells into stem cells by feeding ” four molecules” . This has shown reversal of aging and extending life in mice. In next ten years simple molecules will be invented and tested in humans to reverse the aging process. Encourage Ishir to get some more information by searching Elysian Health & MIT and take the literature to his prominent summer biology professor.
Ishir will be ready for this stem cell bioengeeniering horizon appearing in next five to ten years. I believe the Japanese researchers who came up with “four molecules ” capable of normal cells into stem cells/embryonic cells will eventually awarded the Nobel prize.
Yamanaka did win Nobel Prize already.
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