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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:31 pm

Breakthrough: Scientists may have found the key to slowing the ageing process
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Scientists may have found a way to reverse the ageing process - turning a 60-yearold into a 20-year-old.

Treatment for age-related diseases such as cancer and diabetes could also be affected, it was revealed last night.

Researchers at Harvard University found that in young mice, communication inside individual cells is fast and frequent.

But when they get older, this slows and ageing accelerates.

To improve that communication, researchers gave the creatures jabs containing the compound NMN, which raised the levels of a molecule called NAD.

This repaired the cells' communication network. Molecular biologist Prof David Sinclair said: "The ageing process we found is like a married couple - when they are young, they communicate well. But over time, that breaks down. Restoring communication solved things."

The study, published in the journal Cell last night, found mice could rewind the ageing process within a week, transforming a 60-year-old into a 20-year-old on some measures, including muscle wastage. Human trials may start in 2014.



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 affraid  WOW!

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:59 pm

Interesting! NMN has been shown to work really well against diabetes as well. Looking forward to seeing this available in supplement form, as it's a naturally occurring compound within the human body anyway.

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:39 pm

I'd be more interested in how this would effect longevity rather than aesthetics.

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:55 pm

the only question i have is where do you sign up for the trial

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:59 pm

codemaster wrote:the only question i have is where do you sign up for the trial

Ha! Ha!

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