The dream of many people is to be able to delay or, who knows, reverse the aging process. A kind of ability similar to that of the movie character”The Curious Case of Benjamin Burton‘, who got younger and younger as time went on. And there is no shortage of research on the subject at various universities and academic centers around the world.
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Therefore, a recent study by Harvard in the United States managed to find positive results to fight aging of the human body. This study has been going on for 13 years, and the good news centers on a technique that science is already familiar with: epigenetics.
Research Uncovers Ways to Fight Aging; understand
In a very simple way, it would be as if the human body had some sort of youthful backup. The scientists aim to access this genetic database in order to regenerate the body structures.
Based on this concept, the Harvard researchers understood that aging is a reversible process. In addition, it can be controlled both forward and backward. So said David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. He is codirector of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Research on Aging Biology.
Tests performed on mice
According to the published article, the first tests were conducted on mice and the antiaging results were encouraging. Some older, blind mice were able to regain their sight and develop ‘younger’ brains and healthy muscle and kidney tissue.
The results were published in an article in the journal Cell. According to the above expert, aging is a process of organic cells deteriorating and losing the ability to read one’s DNA. Proteins and chemicals control this process.
Therefore, the solution is to get the body to read the person’s genetic code in a different way. By accessing the “backup of youth” some signs of aging could be combated.
The next step is to do the initial human testing to understand how a person’s body responds to treatment.