Researchers have been testing a compound that can activate the DNA repair process and reverse the effects of aging in mice.
In an article on Science Alert, lead researcher, David Sinclair from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia and the Harvard Medical School in Boston, talked about the effects of a cellular mechanism that can reverse DNA aging in mice and is now ready to be tested on humans (!).
Sinclair explained that his team developed a drug that works by replacing a DNA repair compound that the body naturally loses with age. He stated that the drug could allow for regenerative repair, and could be particularly effective for those exposed to radiation and children cancer survivors.