- A good news has come out of Israel amid the corona virus epidemic.
- Israeli scientists find a way to extend rat life by 23 percent
- If it is applied to humans, then the life of a human can be up to 120 years.
Amidst the corona virus epidemic, a good news has come out from Israel. Israeli scientists have found a way to extend the life of a rat by up to 23 percent. If this very important research is applied on humans, then the normal life of human can be
According to the Times of Israel report, the SIRT6 protein in general slows down the aging process. In research published in the journal Nature Communication, scientists said that animals rich in SIRT6 protein are less prone to be infected with cancer. Professor Haim Cohen of Bar Ilan University said, “Change in life expectancy is very important. That too when you consider that with the increase in the life expectancy of a human being in the same way, we will be able to live up to 120 years.
‘Experiments on humans within the next two to three years’
Cohen said, “The changes we have seen in mice can be applied to humans and it will be very exciting if it happens.” Cohen’s lab is trying to find drugs that can safely increase a protein called SIRT6 inside the human body. In 2012, Cohen was the first researcher to be able to increase protein levels in animals, thereby extending their lives.
The report said that in 2012, the lifespan of male rats had increased by 15 percent, but it had no effect on female rats. Recent research shows that increasing the amount of SIRT6 protein increased the lifespan of both male and female mice. During the research, the lifespan of males increased by 30 percent and that of females by about 15 percent. Scientists found that the ability to produce energy decreases in aging mice. However, older mice that had higher amounts of SIRT6 protein stored energy more easily. Cohen said that within the next two to three years his lab will be able to replicate this experiment in humans and make a precision medicine to increase the SIRT6 protein.