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Stem Cells: The Key to Reversing Biological Age

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Fantastic article on Dr Yuancheng Ryan Lu’s age reversal experiment.

“ It suggests that it is entirely possible to reverse aging in cells with the use of a molecular mechanism already present in the cells. And so, scientists are now off to the races in the hopes of finding this cellular mechanism, and ways to activate this correction system in living beings…”

In 2006, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese stem cell researcher, published his paper on induced pluripotent stem cells, and it changed the medical world. Dr. Yamanaka had found a way to convert a mature skin cell into a stem cell by injecting just a few genes. And for this, Dr. Yamanaka received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2012, sharing it with another Sir John B. Gurdon, who found another method of inducing pluripotency.

Thirteen years after this paper was published (in 2019), Dr. Yuancheng Lu from the Sinclair Lab at Harvard University authored another paper (still being peer-reviewed) where he had used Dr. Yamanaka’s breakthrough to reverse aging.

To first explain what stem cells are (for those of you that don’t have much biology experience), we’re going to go back in time to when you were just a small mass of cells in your mother’s womb.

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