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Breakthrough May Lead To Anti-Aging Drugs In Five Years

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According to a prominent Australian researcher, drugs that combat aging may be available within five years, following landmark research.
The study, published in a recent issue of the journal Science, finally proves that a single anti-aging enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans.
The paper shows all of the 117 drugs tested work on the single enzyme through a common mechanism. This means that a whole new class of anti-aging drugs is now viable, which could ultimately prevent cancer, Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes.
"Ultimately, these drugs would treat one disease, but unlike drugs of today, they would prevent 20 others," says the lead author of the paper, Professor David Sinclair, from UNSW Medicine, who is based at Harvard University. "In effect, they would slow aging."


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Roger Ellman's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Good!  Swiftly - remain youthful!!

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New Study Validates Longevity Pathway | HMS

New Study Validates Longevity Pathway | HMS | MishMash | Scoop.it

 

A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.

 

The researchers plan on continuing academic-industry collaborations with the goal of bringing to fruition drugs that treat diseases associated with aging.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:44 AM

 

A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.


Santé, Prost, Cheers with red wine ;)