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Vaccine against aging arrives – Scientists on the verge of great discovery

Japanese scientists have successfully conducted a study on vaccines against cells that contribute to the aging process.

Scientists claim that they may have taken a step towards achieving human longevity.

In laboratory studies, a vaccine targeting proteins contained in old cells, those that have naturally stopped reproducing, slowed the progression of weakness in older mice, say researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Jundendo University.

The vaccine also works well on old cells in adipose tissue and blood vessels, suggesting that it may have a positive effect on other aging-related medical conditions.

“We can expect the vaccine to be used to treat arterial stiffness, diabetes and other age-related diseases,” said Professor Toru Minamino.

Cells become old when they stop multiplying, often in response to natural damage to their DNA. Cellular aging is thought to contribute to the aging process itself, as well as to age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers.

“Old cells secrete a number of pathogens that impair tissue function,” Dr. Salvador Masip, director of the Cancer Laboratory and Aging Mechanisms, told Euronews.

“They ‘invite’ the cells of the immune system to theoretically clear them (but in the end they fail) and create chronic low-intensity inflammation mixed with fibrosis,” Masip said.

He explained that the biological process of aging is very complex and therefore it is unlikely that a single strategy will completely stop or change it.

“However, there are probably many ways to slow down, and cleaning up old stations seems to be one of the easiest and potentially effective,” he said.

In laboratory tests, preventing the accumulation of aging cells extended the lifespan of mice by 15 percent, Masip said. Other similar experiments grew by 35 per cent, he said.

However, scientists still do not know how long life expectancy can be extended.

“This is a very interesting issue, which we have not agreed on yet. “Some believe that there is a ‘hard’ limit to human life expectancy (currently estimated at 130 years), while others think that, in theory, immortality could be possible,” Masip said.

“It is too early to know how long life can go on and whether there is a limit or not.

He points out that we may not have to wait long for an answer, reports Jutarnji list.

“Rejuvenation research is advancing very fast. There have been many key discoveries in the last decade. “The person who will take the first anti-aging pill is probably already born,” concludes Masip.

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