Researchers at MIT have now claimed to discover an incredible new ‘anti-aging molecule’ which promises to reverse many of the effects of aging in DNA.
The researchers hope the stunning new find may allow them to develop a cure for Alzheimers and other illnesses related to advanced aging.
As The Daily Mail reports:
A new joint study from MIT and Harvard has identified an enzyme that could help reverse the effects of DNA damage associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
The researchers, led by MIT’s Li-Huei Tsai and Harvard’s Stephen Haggarty, identified an enzyme called HDAC1 that can help repair 8-oxoguanine lesions on DNA strands, which have been linked to age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s…
‘This study really positions HDAC1 as a potential new drug target for age-related phenotypes, as well as neurodegeneration-associated pathology and phenotypes,’ Tsai said.
While the team isn’t advocating for exifone to be prescribed to humans, the findings make them hopeful a similar but safer drug could be found to stimulate HDAC1 production as a treatment for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s.