Until now we have heard many stories about the ‘Fountain of Youth’ but it seems like it has turned into reality. Researchers from Isreal have reportedly come across a group of molecules that have the ability to repair damaged cells.
Moreover, the researchers are adamant that the ‘Miracle Molecule’ have the ability to lead to a new pill that may help individuals who are dealing with age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.
The researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have also shared that the modern medicine may also help in increasing the average life expectancy worldwide.
Study authors say a major factor in the ageing process is the drop in the effectiveness of a cell’s quality-control mechanism. When this system starts to break down, it leads to a buildup of defective mitochondria — the “power plants” of the cells.
“Mitochondria, the cell’s ‘power plants,’ are responsible for energy production. They can be compared to tiny electric batteries that help cells function properly. Although these ‘batteries’ wear out constantly, our cells have a sophisticated mechanism that removes defective mitochondria and replaces them with new ones,” Professor Einav Gross explains in a media release.
However, this mechanism breaks down as people grow older. The result is cell dysfunction and the deterioration in tissue activity — which can cause diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and heart failure to develop. Nonetheless, the group of researchers are hopeful and ready to experiment with the molecules to truly work out a miracle.
“In the future, we hope we will be able to significantly delay the development of many age-related diseases and improve people’s quality of life,” says co-author Shmuel Ben-Sasson.