The 'fountain of youth' drug that could reverse signs of ageing


Australian researchers are developing an anti-ageing pill they claim could trick old cells into thinking they’re 20 years younger.

But it may be more than the key to staying young – it’s also proven to delay the onset of disease, including some cancers.

Queensland University of Technology’s Cancer and Ageing Research Program’s Associate Professor Derek Richard said they believed they found the “holy grail”.

Their discovery could change the way we live and when we die as the lab turns back time. 

“We may be able to take a 60-year-old’s cells and make them 40,” oncologist Dr Ken O’Byrne said.

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