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A revolutionary new regenerative treatment that can extend human life could begin clinical trials by 2020.
Developed by Harvard Professor David Sinclair and colleagues at the University of New South Wales, the process involves regenerating the human body by reprogramming its cells.
In addition to extending human life, the technique also has the potential to regenerate organs, cure paralysis and even make older people fertile again.
The treatment, which could cost as little as the price of a cup of coffee per day, is estimated to become available to the general public within as little as five years.
The key to its effectiveness lies in the molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which is already used today to help treat patients with Parkinson's Disease.
According to Professor Sinclair however, the research still needs to undergo testing and peer review.
"We do not recommend people go out and take NAD precursors as they have not yet formally tested for safety," he said.
It is expected that human testing of the new treatment will begin within the next two years or so.
Whether it is really as effective as claimed however remains to be seen.
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