December 19, 2013 | David

I'm not scared of death. But losing the physical ability to do what I love as I age concerns me. Could chemical treatments keep my body young?

Scientists boosted production of a chemical called NAD in mouse muscle tissue. After a week, the tissue had more youthful energy production and reduced inflammation. The scientists want to start clinical trials in 2015. It's exciting, but is it right to interfere with the ageing process?


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The one-week experiment didn't see any muscle strength gains, but longer studies are planned.


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4 comments on 'Young body in old age'

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Dave Roberts

June 24, 2014 at 16:17

To be able to think I was imortal again just like I did when I was eighteen, brilliant.


March 25, 2014 at 11:09

i think that is very very exciting many people get benifits from this but i think that is an unnatural although thats fantastic..... i like this very much.... thanks a lot..

Mama T

January 20, 2014 at 07:45

I would definitely be up for this - but more as a health benefit than an age-reversing one. Reducing inflammation in tissue would be of enormous benefit to arthritis and other inflammatory disease sufferers. Keep up the amazing work!

khalid Saeed

January 17, 2014 at 01:47

Definately aging is decay process. This is proven the stem cell which are abundant in early stage can cure ailment and regenerate body parts. As old religeous history tell people had bigger life span may be 150 or 200 years. These age reversing drugs must be tested and research on DNA and switches must be explored which control youth and aging process.

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