Scientists Claim to Have Discovered the Fountain of Youth
SCIENTISTS CLAIM TO HAVE DISCOVERED THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – I don’t know many people my age who wouldn’t mind turning back the clock by twenty years; yes the soul is willing but the body refuses to budge and knocking off a few years certainly would be a joy for many.
But what if scientists told you that turning back the clock by 20 years was not only a reality but they could in fact turn it back by as much as 40 years… that is something that could now well be a reality in the not too distant future.
Experts at Harvard Medical School have announced a discovery in our cells that scientists hope could one day turn the clock back by as much as 40 years; this could be the secret to eternal youth that mankind has been continuously searching for throughout the ages.
According to scientists at Harvard, they have identified a natural compound proven to rewind the aging effects in mice; they have now published their findings in the medical journal Cell.
They have reportedly discovered a protein found in all living cells called NAD which could be the answer to not just slowing down the aging process by completely reversing it to allow people to live longer at a more youthful stage in the human body’s development.
Scientists recently gave a two year old mouse the NAD producing compound and after just one week tests revealed that the body tissue of that mouse resembled that of a mouse just six months old.
Professor David Sinclair, a genetics expert at Harvard Medical School, told reporters that the test on the mouse, when translated into human years would be equivalent to turning back time by as much as 40 years – according to Professor Sinclair it could well be possible for a person of 60 years to turn back the clock to a person of 20 years.
How does this work? Professor Sinclair stated that the compound works by simply restoring the communication between energy cells within the human body which automatically break down as we age.
Professor Sinclair has clearly stated that much more work in this discovery has to be undertaken but if the results stand, it could be possible to reverse the effects of aging in the future.
Currently Professor Sinclair and his team at Harvard are now examining the long-term effects of the NAD-producing compound in laboratory mice in order of how it will affect their cells as a whole.
The NAD compound may also have other beneficial uses regarding people’s heath such as ways to safely treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.