EXPERTS have reversed aging in skin cells – to make them 30 years younger.
Samples from middle-aged Britons were transformed at Cambridge using a revolutionary technique.
The amazing breakthrough by scientists means even Keith Richards’ famously wrinkled face could become silky smooth.
The inventors have found a way to be successful Reverse aging in skin cells.
In a world first – with a revolutionary technique – they made the cells 30 years younger.
Samples were taken from three middle-aged Brits – and in just under two weeks, the biological age of the skin cells rose from a sluggish 50 to a rather perky 20.
Experts claim the “amazing” approach to treating major wounds and burns could be used in just five years.
It also has the potential to help wrinkled adults like the Rolling Stones star keith78, shave years off their looks by making their skin “younger and healthier.”
Experts said the technique could also be used to restore “juvenile function” in other key tissues to fight age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s, cataracts and heart disease.
The study, published in the journal eLife, involved partially rejuvenating older cells in the lab by exposing them to four key genes for exactly 13 days.
The team from the Babraham Institute, Cambridge found that the renewed skin produces much more collagen – a key protein for firm skin.
The rejuvenated cells also flocked to tissue sections in a lab dish much faster than older ones – suggesting they may accelerate healing.
The lead researcher Dr. Diljeet Gill said: “I was so excited when I saw the results.
“We have now developed a method to help people become younger and healthier. And helping people live longer, healthier lives.
“Our results are a major advance in our understanding of cell reprogramming.
“We proved that cells can be rejuvenated without losing their function and that rejuvenation aims to restore some function to old cells.”
In the next step, the patients are reinjected with the younger cells to renew their skin. Clinical trials are expected before 2026.
The team said tests on rodents have already shown it can work.
It is not known how it would be administered to human patients, but it would likely be in the form of a vaccine or mud pack style treatment.
The skin specialist Dr. Commenting on the results, Amiee Vyas said: “This promising work has the potential to offer tremendous therapeutic benefit for many age-related diseases and beyond. This could also revolutionize the skin and beauty industry.”
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