A groundbreaking new anti-aging technique due in 2020 is set to allow humans to live to at least 150 years of age, while allowing the regrowth of hair and the regeneration of internal organs, according to Harvard Professor David Sinclair.
Professor Sinclair, who has been experimenting on himself with the new technique, says his own biological age has dropped by 24 years since beginning the treatment.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia, working in conjunction with the Harvard professor, developed the new process, which involves reprogramming cells.
Dr Sinclair said the technique is set to allow people to regenerate organs, including the brain, and could even allow paralysis sufferers to move again. Human trials are due to be completed within two years.
The same University of New South Wales researchers also found they could increase the lifespan of mice by ten per cent by giving them a vitamin B derivative pill.
Remarkably, the good news didn’t finish there. The pill also led to a reduction in age-related hair loss, including male pattern baldness, according to The Herald Sun.
MailOnline reports: 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.
‘We do not recommend people go out and take NAD precursors as they have not yet formally tested for safety,’ he said.
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.
Professor Sinclair, who is using his own molecule to reduce the aging process, said his biological age has dropped by 24 years after taking the pill.
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 forties.