Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Anti Aging Drugs?

Researchers from sirtris pharmaceuticals claim to have developed a new type of drug which would slow down the aging process. The drugs they say would target mitochondria, the cellular power generators that provide our bodies with chemical energy. As we age our mitochondria accumulate damage which ultimately results in the malfunctioning and breakdown of our tissues and cells. Some scientists believe that diseases like Cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease and Heart disease all share a mitochondrial route. So if you fix the mitochondria you just might fix aging itself. And it seems they have been testing it on rats.(which I personally think is a bad idea)

Source Wired

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