Well guys, it’s Xmas 2013 and Santa has been too shy to come for a visit for well over 18 years now. So, I thought this might cheer everyone up a bit:
Last week, after a decade of research, we dared to aim higher and break the boundaries. There are moments in human history that defines a period, a generation, an era. The moon landing, Wright Brothers, Aspirin, Antibiotics, etc. We count these moments, highlight them, and use them to inspire the next generation of pioneers to take lead and face the unknown.
It’s Xmas 2013 and Professor Sinclair in collaboration with Australian & American universities, have managed to reverse muscle ageing in mice. After a mere 7 days of therapy, the 2 year old mice (~60 year old human) returned to the same level of activity of a 6 month old mice (~20 year old human), all muscle wasting reversed and the mitochondrial function matched that of a newborn mice!
This is the first time ever, we have managed to reverse ageing on a subcellular level. Furthermore, human trials are expected to begin in the next 12 months as it is a naturally occurring compound!
So maybe, we’ll get to relive our 20’s once more with a full head of hair as both the MPB and ageing are overcome.
Australian and US scientists reverse ageing in mice, humans could be next
Australian and US researchers have developed a compound which reverses muscle ageing in mice, saying it could be one of the keys to reversing ageing in humans.
When used in trials, the compound gave mice more energy, toned their muscles, reduced inflammation, and led to big improvements in insulin resistance.
Scientists say it actually reversed the ageing process, not just slowing it down, and say that for humans the effect would be similar to a 60-year-old feeling like a 20-year-old.
And they say human trials could start within the year.
The study has been published this morning in the research journal Cell.