Have we got an ‘elixir of life’?: scientists discovered a drug with anti-aging effect

Scientists at the Salk Institute informed that they have discovered a drug, which made mice look younger, Joinfo.ua informs with reference to The Mirror. According to the last information, the experimental Alzheimer’s drug with surprising anti-aging effect could help to create an elixir of youth.

The new medicine was so successful at rolling back the years in lab rodents that human trials are already being planned for next year.

Scientists at the Salk Institute in California made the discovery after targeting their research on Alzheimer’s biggest risk factor – old age.

When mice were treated with the drug, called J147, it boosted memory and cognition and, made blood vessels in the brain healthier.

It even improved their physical appearance – making them look younger.

Scientists never expected the therapy to slow the clock on key aspects of aging but hailed them a “welcome benefit,” if the drug turns out to be safe for use by Alzheimer’s patients.

Dr Antonio Currais of the Salk Institute said: “We did not predict we would see this sort of anti aging effect, but J147 made old mice look like they were young, based upon a number of physiological parameters.”

As was reported earlier, a group of three men from Dusseldorf, Germany, had implanted Northstar V1 chips under their skin which look like rings of LED lights.

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