Nov 22, 2016
By Michael Kramer
A fresh chapter in the never-ending story of the search for eternal youth.
Scientists in California will be experimenting with people’s blood – in hopes of slowing down the ageing process.
Trial participants will have their blood passed through a machine that resets abnormal levels of proteins seen in older blood.
Researchers believe these high levels of certain proteins can hamper the growth and maintenance of healthy body tissues – and contribute to their deterioration in old age.
Plans for the trial emerged as scientists announced the result of a small study in mice – partly funded by Calico – Google’s life extension company.