Desk Report: An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique could see humans live to 150 years of age and allow them to regrow their organs by 2020, according to a report in Daily Mail Australia.
The science behind the new technique involves the molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which plays a role in generating energy in the human body.
The chemical is already used as a supplement for treating Parkinson’s disease and fighting jet lag.
Harvard Professor David Sinclair, who developed the new process with the cooperation of researchers from the University of New South Wales, used his own molecule to reduce the aging process. He said his biological age has dropped by 24 years after taking the pill.
Human testing is due to begin in 2020, and Professor Sinclair said he hoped the pill would be available to the public within five years and cost the same each day as a cup of coffee.
He said his father, 79, has been white water rafting and backpacking after starting using the molecule a year-and-a-half ago.
The professor also said his sister-in-law was now fertile again after taking the treatment, despite having started to transition into menopause in her 40s. — SG