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British scientists have succeeded in extending life in an organism

The worms on which the experiment was conducted. managed to extend their lives by about 50% of life expectancy

In the picture: the worms on which the experiment was conducted

British scientists announced yesterday (Thursday) that they succeeded, for the first time in the history of science, in extending the life of a living organism with drug treatment. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK managed to extend the life span of microscopic worms by about 50% of their normal life span.

The researchers claim that their experiments are the first convincing evidence that the prevention of aging can be treated with drugs. They believe that the drugs may be useful in the fight against diseases that appear in old age. Clinical trials in diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's will take place in the near future.

The researchers added a cocktail of two synthetic drugs to the medium in which the worms were housed in the laboratory. Both drugs were antioxidants. They imitated the effect of natural enzymes, which eliminate free radicals - highly reactive molecules that are harmful to cells.

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