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December 15, 2016

Whoa: Scientists Roll Back Mammalian Cells to "Embryonic Form;" Mice Look Younger, Live 30% Longer;
Human Trials May Begin in Ten Years

Sixty may be the new thirty?

An end to grey hair and crows-feet could be just 10 years away after scientists showed it is possible to reverse ageing in animals.

Using a new technique which takes adult cells back to their embryonic form, US researchers at the Salk Institute in California, showed it was possible to reverse ageing in mice, allowing the animals to not only look younger, but live for 30 per cent longer.

The technique involves stimulating four genes which are particularly active during development in the womb. It was also found to work to turn the clock back on human skin cells in the lab, making them look and behave younger.

Scientists hope to eventually create a drug which can mimic the effect of the found genes which could be taken to slow down, and even reverse the ageing process. They say it will take around 10 years to get to human trials.

Let's hope.

By the way: Maybe we can slow the clock down before human trials start on the anti-aging drug. Getting injected with teenager's blood seems to youthen the body, too.

Life-extension advocates could be one step closer to the ‘biological fountain of youth’ – a treatment in which the blood of the young and healthy is used to reverse the effects of aging.

In a series of new trials, researchers have found that injecting the blood plasma of 18-year-old humans into old mice rejuvenates both the body and brain, improving cognition and allowing them to frolic about like their younger counterparts.

Just gotta live 15 more years.

Good time to start gettin' some GAINZZZ, son!






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