Is the secret of eternal youth discovered? A group of scientists believes so.
A Russian scientific team, lead by Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, are experimenting with a strain of 3.5-million-year-old bacteria discovered in the permafrost of Siberia. The discovery was made during an expedition in 2009.
After several successful trials on mice and human blood cells, two years ago Brouchkov volunteered to become a guinea pig for the “eternal life” bacteria. He claims to have become healthier as well as more energetic ever since. In his own words:
I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years. Of course, such experiments need to be conducted in clinic, with the special equipment and statistics. Then we could say clearly about all the effects.
Oddity Central reports:
So it is too early to market the bacteria, because scientists are yet to understand how exactly it prevents aging. So far, they’ve only been able to determine that the bacteria promotes longevity in mice and fertility in older female mice, but they haven’t uncovered its secret. They still need to understand ‘what keeps the bacteria alive, what is the mechanism preventing the age damages, and how can we use it for our own benefits.