Will age be just a number?

Scientists are of the view that if all age-related diseases vanish, the average human life expectancy shall jump to 89 years; still, there will be no escape from death

Will age be just a number?

Among the U.K.’s constituent nations, males in England have the longest life expectancy at 79.3 years, followed by Northern Ireland and Wales.

Kumar Abishek
American polymath Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “...in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Well, taxes may remain a certainty in life but death, in the future, can become an opt-in feature.

Turning the clock back, a team led by molecular biologist David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, according to a recent media report, has managed reverse ageing in mice by employing proteins that can turn an adult cell into a stem cell. The lab rats are real-life Benjamin Button!

In an earlier breakthrough, published in late 2020, the team restored the damaged retinas of old mice and improved their vision to new-born levels.
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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 11:32 PM IST

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