The Fountain of Youth in a Test Tube?

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    Even if they could stop aging, how many of us would want to live beyond our assigned years? One of my favorite authors, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a man who lived forever. He outlived all he loved and cared for, making him a very sad individual.

    The researchers targeted the two splicing factors with compounds they developed - AP39, AP123 and RT01 – that were designed to give gas hydrogen sulfide to the mitochondria in cells, providing an “energy” which helps old cells survive and reduce senescence. The tests of each of the three compounds showed 40-50 percent drop in senescent cells.

    The findings with our compounds have potentially opened up the way for new therapeutic approaches in the future. This may well be the basis for a new generation of anti-degenerative drugs,” said Harris.

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