The Big Think

December 2, 2007

Live Long and Prosper

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 1:55 pm

Anti-aging drug going into human trials.

Human clinical trials to test [SIRT1 activating] compounds in diabetes are slated to begin early next year, according to Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, based in Cambridge, MA, which developed the drugs. “As far as I’m aware, this is the first anti-aging molecule going into [testing in] man,” says David Sinclair, a biologist at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, and cofounder of Sirtris. “From that standpoint, this is a major milestone in medicine.”

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