No doubt this story from the Telegraph will lead to a James Bond-style thriller where the bad guy injects himself with a supposed “eternal life” elixir, with predictably disastrous results:
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If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?
Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, is looking for the key to eternal youth.
He has therefore become a human guinea pig for some bacteria that could perhaps hold the key to longevity.
“We have to work out how this bacteria prevents ageing. I think that is the way this science should develop. What is keeping that mechanism alive? And how can we use it for our own benefits?” – Anatoli Brouchkov
The bacteria,named Bacillus F, is amazing because it has remained alive in the permafrost for millions of years.