Immortality: Scientists have reduced the age of mice, is reverse aging in human now possible?

The summary of every life in this world is, “decay and death.” But this time the wheel of the aging process could be turned in the opposite direction.
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Pictures of the two mouse born at the same time. © Image Credit: HMS

Who does not have the expectation of immortality? But the fact is that we age and we die. This time the wheel of that age can be turned in the opposite direction. An experimental study conducted by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School suggests just that.

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David Andrew Sinclair (born June 26, 1969)is an Australian biologist who is a professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School. © Image Credit: YouTube

No, it’s not a science fiction story. A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School, led by David Sinclair, a researcher in molecular biology, has reduced the age of a mouse in the laboratory!

Scientists claim that certain types of proteins can regenerate old cells into stem cells. Using this method, they were able to restore the eye sight of a mouse in 2020. The mouse’s retina was damaged by aging, but scientists were able to regenerate those retinal cells. Using this experience, the scientists reduced the age of a mouse this time.

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Pictures of the two mouse born at the same time. © Image Credit: HMS

In 2006, Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka was able to artificially increase the age of skin cells. He also won the Nobel for that discovery. Today, anti-aging skin treatment is already being used in the medical field extensively.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have long sought to reverse the aging process in humans. In experiments on two mice born at the same time, scientists performed special proteins and genetic modifications in one of the mice. It has been observed that although one mouse gradually got older, the other mouse was not affected by its age.

However, experts say that while the study points to new horizons in the field of biology, there is no need to come to a conclusion right now on the whole issue, more detailed research is needed.

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