Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a new paper that details a groundbreaking age-reversal discovery that could help us turn the tide in the fight to find a way to slow or even reverse aging. The findings are built upon an expression of specific genes, which scientists refer to as Yamanaka factors.
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The Yamanaka factors have recently been found to be able to convert adult cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. The Nobel Prize was awarded for this breakthrough, which has also led researchers to wonder if the chemical transformation can reverse cellular aging and not cause cancer.
This study explores this possibility further by screening molecules which could rejuvenate cells and reverse cell aging. The researchers were able to create high-throughput tests that determined if the cells in question were old or young. Six different chemical cocktail combinations were found to be capable of returning nucleocytoplasmic proteins compartmentalization to youthful levels and genome-wide transcription profiles.
It’s an intriguing discovery that could completely rewrite the ongoing battle to find a breakthrough age reversal technique, many of which we have seen popping up over the past several years. In fact, we’ve even seen a Harvard scientist claim to have reversed his own aging, something that many would love to be able to do effectively and more widely.
Of course, this is a promising option, but it will take some time before we can go to the doctor and get one of these cocktail injections and see the effects for ourselves. The implications of this research are far-reaching, as they may open up new avenues for regenerative medicine, and even rejuvenation.
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