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February 16, 2019

LONGEVITY: A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill? Sure, If You’re A Mouse.

“Until about the early 1990s, it was kind of laughable that you could develop a pill that would slow aging,” said Richard Miller, a biogerontologist at the University of Michigan who heads one of three labs funded by the National Institutes of Health to test such promising substances on mice. “It was sort of a science fiction trope. Recent research has shown that pessimism is wrong.”

Well, hurry up. I’m not getting any younger, and neither is anyone else, David Sinclair’s claims of reverse-aging notwithstanding.