Will we be able to live as Galapagos tortoises in the future while remaining healthy? The answer is in the genes.
What was attempted by the alchemists in the Middle Ages and later, is now done by this scientist, not through alchemy, but through chemistry. The essence seems to be the same, the use of certain substances to prevent the organism from decaying, or by alchemy words, rejuvenation!
Fifty-year-old Harvard University geneticist David Sinclair takes his own blend of anti-ageing drugs: resveratrol, metformin and nicotinamide-mononucleotide (NMN) every day. He is a leader in ageing research and believes that the current record of 122 years is nowhere near human capabilities: people could live as long as 150!
In his opinion, the key is to combat the decay of the organism, which runs deep in the cells of the human body - which, after some time, causes in most people heart and lung diseases, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and many other diseases.
Anti-ageing drugs seem to be the industry branch of the future. One of the world's largest financial service providers, City-group, released in a past year a list of research topics that will be most cost effective. The anti-ageing drug took second on the list, just behind the batteries, beating even autonomous driving systems. The science and technology needed to develop such drugs are rapidly advancing, and they could soon become a reality ...
Whether science and chemistry succeed in this remains to be seen.