Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.
The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of cells, completely reversing the ageing process in muscles.
Two-year-old mice were given a compound over a week, moving back the key indicators of ageing to that of a six-month-old mouse. Researchers said this was the equivalent of making a 60-year-old person feel like a 20-year-old.
but I definitely want some of the drug if it works
Brandon9000 wrote:but I definitely want some of the drug if it works
I probably would too. But it leads to a lot of odd situations.
For example, what if you were 40yrs old and your parents took the drug and reverted to the appearance and activity level of 20yr olds. How would that feel, for them and for you?
And what if you were 90yrs old and reverted to a fitness level of 30yrs old yet retained all of your wisdom and experiences. Who would you hang around with? Would you be more comfortable with the 30yr olds or the 90yr olds?
I think you're right that it would be chaos until society adjusted.
they don't mention that the anti aging compound is made out of the semen of Komodo Dragons.
NOW WHO HAS THE NEXT LINE?
And what about the overpopulation? And after they impose forcible limits on the number of children per family, what will we do with all of those teachers and school buildings?