[Link] Anti-ageing compound set for human trials

by Gavin1 min read22nd Dec 201311 comments

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This seems like an advance in understanding, even if it doesn't lead directly to a treatment.

News stories:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/20/anti-ageing-human-trials?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25445748

 

Abstract of the paper, actual paper behind a paywall: 

http://www.cell.com/retrieve/pii/S0092867413015213?cc=y

 

Relatively solid stories like this help raise my estimate that significant life extension is possible in our lifetimes. The likelihood seems to be that it won't be a "magic pill" but a combination of therapies.

If nothing else, it's another reason to eat healthy and stay in shape.