A drug against cancer, slows down aging

Scientists from University College London conducted an experiment with Drosophila flies and found: reception of Trometamina, anticancer drug, increases the lifespan of insects by 12%. Scientists suggest that a similar effect can be detected in humans.

The medication affects the processes in living cells, affects the formation of a protein Ras, which slows down the aging process. While not all of the scientific community shares the enthusiasm of the scientific group, future research must show how scientists are right against Trometamina.

The lifespan of any living being depends on the length of telomeres. These protect the genetic structure of a chromosome from mutations. Recently, scientists noticed when sea stars reproduce asexually, telomere length increased, and the organisms received a "second youth". It is possible that the information obtained will help in the development of new anti-aging remedies.

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