Why do we age? It’s a question that has had scientists scratching their heads for decades, but finally, we are starting to get some answers. Here is the story so far.
In 1972, Easter Island, called Rapa Nui, famous for its moai statues, offered a new wonder: the discovery of the drug rapamycin.
Discovery of a mechanism that produces reactive oxygen species and invites cellular senescence
The breakthrough could be “basis for a new generation of anti-degeneration drugs."
The use of stem cells does not in itself solve the problem of aging, said in an interview with RIA Novosti chief geriatrician of the Ministry of health of Russian Federation, doctor of medical Sciences, Director of the Russian gerontological scientific clinical center Olga Tkacheva.