Pill could help humans live longer

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Science have found that activating a protein called sirtuin 1 increases the lives of mice and delayed the onset of age related diseases. This technology could lead to drugs that can keep people younger and healthier.

A pill that can keep people younger has finally came one step closer after a long time. Scientists believe their experiments could lead to drugs that can keep people younger and healthier. SIRT1 and its sister protein SIRT2 are known to play a important roles in metabolism. they are also in DNA repair and gene regulation, and may also help cure disease and cancer.

Researchers led by Rafael de Cabo, tested that a SIRT1-activating molecule called SRT1720 on the health and lifespan of mice. they found that SRT1720 significantly extended the average lifespan of mice by 8.8%, Mice was also lighter slimmer, with better muscle function and better liver. SRT1720 also let to heart-protective lowering of harmful cholesterol.

 

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  1. Interesting, but since this could allow for longer lifespans couldn’t this lead to overpopulation? Having a pill that increases the lifespan of an organism is good and bad. Not to mention the possible costs of the pill to consumers.

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