Harvard scientists claim to have succeeded in reversing aging in mice; Elon Musk reacts
In what can be considered a breakthrough scientific development, scientists at Harvard Medical School have reportedly been able to successfully perform reverse aging in mice, a recent study has found. Additionally, they are currently trying to replicate the same results in humans. According to a CNN report, old mice become young again in the lab of Harvard Medical School molecular scientist David Sinclair. Sinclair and his colleagues used proteins capable of transforming an adult cell into a stem cell to transform aging mouse cells into younger versions of themselves. However, Tesla business magnate and CEO Elon Musk has a different approach to research.
David Sinclair, who has spent the last 20 years researching methods to reverse age, spoke to life itselfa health and wellness initiative in partnership with CNN and said, “If we reverse aging, these diseases shouldn’t happen. We have the technology today to be able to move you by the hundreds without worrying about getting cancer at 70, heart disease at 80, and Alzheimer’s at 90.”
Elon Musk’s opinion on the reverse aging experiment in mice
Tesla boss Elon Musk, reacting to the development, called the experiment “remarkable”, but added: “There are big differences between humans and mice. We can cure a mouse of almost any cancer, but most of these remedies don’t work with humans. »
Remarkable, though, as noted, there are big differences between humans and mice. We can cure a mouse of almost any cancer, but most of these remedies don’t work with humans.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2022
On top of that, Whitney Casey, an investor who is collaborating with Sinclair to develop a self-testing biological age test, claimed that Sinclair’s study suggests that one can slow down the aging process and live longer, however, currently, “he wants to change the world and make aging a disease”, CNN reported.
According to Sinclair, modern medicine treats disease, but it ignores the root cause, which for most diseases is aging itself. He went on to say, “We know that when we reverse the age of an organ like the brain of a mouse, the diseases of aging go away. Memory returns, there is no more dementia.
Additionally, scientists have used proteins that have been used to control gene expression, The Denver Canal reported. The mechanism of gene expression is “reset” once DNA is restored, researchers say.
While the changes in mice lasted for months, Sinclair explained that the rejuvenated cells don’t freeze over time and never age. He claimed: “It’s as permanent as aging. It’s a reset, and then we see the mice age again, so we just repeat the process.” He also claimed that they thought they had discovered the main control switch, which would allow them to go back, CNN reported.
Apart from that, the protein was tested on mice with low vision in the Harvard study. The mice, along with their young offspring, were able to see again.