Dr Bill Andrews: The man who would stop time

Discussion of the 2009 Noble Prize in Medicine, focusing on substances that reduce telomere shortening by activating the human telomerase enzyme

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Dr Bill Andrews: The man who would stop time

Post Number:#1  Post by ofonorow » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 am

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well ... -stop-time

The products currently on the market Dr Andrews says, are about one-sixth of the potency needed to actually make an 80-year-old back into a 20-year-old but they definitely slow the process of ageing down.

However, Dr Andrews now has compounds that are 30 fold stronger than what is required to reverse the ageing process and this has been licensed to LiBella Gene therapeutics who are due to start clinical trials on humans in early 2018.

Currently the only fly in the ointment are the costs for this treatment which are astronomical. For one patient it costs around $5 million dollars so it's only for the super rich at this stage but if the trials are successful this will be the start of a very different future for the human race.


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Post Number:#2  Post by ofonorow » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:23 am

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