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Is AI Paving the Way to Discovery of the Fountain of Youth?


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You may remember watching Dr. McCoy from Star Trek. He could wave a gadget over the bodies of crew members and diagnose and heal.


Or you may recall Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. He received a bionic arm after Darth Vader amputated his arm with a light-saber.


We can't teleport a person yet, but science is getting closer to bringing the reversal of aging to reality.


AI


We may soon reverse biological aging thanks to artificial intelligence (AI).


Revealing how proteins and cells react to treatments allows AI to advance medicine.


 "Until recently, the best we could do was slow aging." Discoveries suggest we can reverse it, according to Dr. Sinclair, from Harvard Medical School.


They have learned that genes, called Yamanaka factors, can convert adult stem cells into younger stem cells.


Harvard researchers are trying to reverse cellular aging without stem cells becoming cancer-prone.


New Drugs


Scientists are using AI to create novel antibiotics and new classes of drugs. These include compounds that target aging and cells associated with osteoarthritis and cancer.


They were able to restore vision in monkeys in April 2023.

 

Preparations are underway for human clinical trials utilizing the laboratory's age-reversal gene therapy.


These findings hold the possibility for advancements in regenerative medicine. There are prospects for complete body rejuvenation.


This research may transform how aging, injuries, and age-related diseases are addressed.

 





Reference: “Chemically induced reprogramming to reverse cellular aging” by Jae-Hyun Yang, Christopher A. Petty, Thomas Dixon-McDougall, Maria Vina Lopez, Alexander Tyshkovskiy, Sun Maybury-Lewis, Xiao Tian, Nabilah Ibrahim, Zhili Chen, Patrick T. Griffin, Matthew Arnold, Jien Li, Oswaldo A. Martinez, Alexander Behn, Ryan Rogers-Hammond,

Suzanne Angeli, Vadim N. Gladyshev and David A. Sinclair, 12 July 2023, Aging-US.

Amelia Hill, “Scientists harness AI to reverse aging in billion-dollar industry,” The Guardian, December 21, 2019


Impact Journals LLC, “Age Reversal Breakthrough: Harvard/MIT Discovery Could Enable Whole-Body Rejuvenation,” Scitech Daily, July 15, 2023.


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