Scientists at the Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Center claim to have stopped ageing and even reverse it by administering oxygen at high pressure levels in a chamber.
One of the scientists involved in the study – Shai Efrati from the Tel Aviv University told The Jerusalem Post that the cellular basis for ageing could possible be reversed.
He referred to it as telomere shortening which is considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of the biology of ageing, and were able to achieve “telomere elongation”, which was able to reverse ageing at the cellular level.
Efrati hopes that the mind blowing results could inspire young scientists to view ageing as a treatable disease, instead of a fatal flaw.
Another scientist involved in the study – Amir Hadanny from the Shamir Medical Center claimed that changes in lifestyle and exercise do help in limiting ageing, but that the oxygen based treatment was more effective.
The study added that the changes in their physical selves reflected a reversal of 25 years of ageing, at least on cellular basis.
Efrati claimed that they are not simply slowing the decline, but rather going backwards in time.