This Serious Scientist Is Working on An Anti-aging Pill — and Taking It Himself

Originally posted on Cooking with Kathy Man:
Emily Mullin wrote . . . . . Molecular biologist David Sinclair wants to revolutionize the way people age. Sinclair is 46, but he’s been obsessed with what he calls “the gravity of life” since he was 4 years old. A professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School…

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Emily Mullin wrote . . . . .

Molecular biologist David Sinclair wants to revolutionize the way people age. Sinclair is 46, but he’s been obsessed with what he calls “the gravity of life” since he was 4 years old.

A professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the university’s Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Molecular Biology of Aging, he has founded a slew of startup biotechnology companies with the lofty aim of developing drugs intended to extend the human life span. Specifically, he wants to create a pill that could simultaneously combat Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease to ensure that people live longer, healthier lives.

Sinclair is at the forefront of research investigating a chemical called resveratrol, a compound found in such plants as grapes and cocoa, that works by activating SIRT1, a protein believed to play a role in regulating life span…

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