Russian scientists plan to release a cure for aging in 2-3 years

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Academician Skulachev on slowing down aging

The new Russian drug is an amazing aging treatment discovery, which is already tested and slows down aging in plants, mushrooms, and fish.

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In 2-3 years Russian scientists plan to release a medicine with a powerful antioxidant, which stops aging. This sounds unbelievable, but that's what reports top Russian news agency TASS (in Russian) referring to a press conference held by the president of the All-Russian Biochemical Society and the chairman of the Bioenergy Association of Russia, Academician Vladimir Skulachev.

Ambitious work to slow-down aging

"The scale we had was extremely ambitious. On our part, there was an attempt to slow down or even better stop the aging of people. Today we have a medicine, which we started to treat aging-related eye disease. Now that drug is already sold in our pharmacy stores. This drug treats burns and non-healing wounds. The ointment version is already sold in Russian pharmacies as of December 2017. Now, we started trials of this drug to slow down and stop aging. This is, of course, a systemic treatment. It's an attempt to slow down aging by saturating the body with antioxidants," Skulachev said.

According to Skulachev, in trials, they succeeded to slow down the aging of plants, mushrooms, invertebrates, and fish. "I think that in Russia, we are really going toward this: in the next 2-3 years there will be a drug for treating aging in general," he added.

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Academician Skulachev is a specialist in biochemistry, the author of fundamental works on cell energy, one of the founders of bioenergetics, a new trend in biochemistry, biophysics, and physiology. Since 1991, he headed the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology named after A. Belozersky at the Moscow State University. Since 2002 he was the dean of the Faculty of bioengineering and bioinformatics of the Moscow State University, founded by him. He is the author of more than 700 scientific papers and the most quoted biologist working in Russia.

In recent decades, Skulachev has been working on the concept of aging of the organism as a biological program and the search for ways to slow it down. In 2003, he initiated and led the interdisciplinary biomedical project "Practical application of Skulachev ions", uniting about 300 domestic and foreign scientists. The goal of the project is the creation of new drugs and medications aimed at combating various age-related pathologies of the body and slowing down the aging process.

The first drugs, fighting against aging, are the eye drops "Visomitin," an ointment for wound healing "Exomitin" and a medicine for old age "Plastomitin." For his outstanding contribution to the founding and development of bioenergy, Skulachev became the winner of the Demidov Prize in 2017, which is considered the most prestigious non-governmental scientific award of Russia.

Is it a good idea to slow-down aging?

I am looking at this issue from a Christian perspective. If God thought that people should age, then people should age. I am sure there is a great benefit in it. May be it helps people to humble themselves. Aging also helps people to curb their selfishness, pride, and self-conceit. While kind of society will we have if everyone boasted by their good looks. There is a great meaning behind aging. "A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness," (Proverbs 16:31).

Image source: TASS

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