Massachusetts Pharmaceutical Company Begins Clinical Trials on Anti-Aging Drug

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetic surgery procedures that reverse the signs of aging, and on vitamin supplements that promote longevity and well-being. However, tapping into the ‘fountain of youth’ may soon be as easy as taking a pill.

According to a recent study by scientists at the Sirtis Pharmaceuticals center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a class of drugs called sirtuin activators may have an anti-aging effect that increases the lifespan.  In recent years, scientists have been documenting the effects of calorie restriction and genetic modifications of single gene. Both of these strategies show that these changes can bypass the natural aging process and increase the lifespan by as much as 40 percent.

Sirtuin activators may have a similar effect, and clinical trials of the drug Resveratrol show that doses may help to slow down the aging process and protect the body from certain diseases. While the drug has yet to be proven in a large-scale clinical trial, scientists are hopeful that this could be the ‘miracle pill’ that we’ve been looking for.

According to a recent article in, other companies are making attempts to replicate the effects of Resveratrol and produce supplements and drugs that may also slow down aging and the onset of age-related disorders. Drugs such as Juvenon, a cellular health supplement, is being developed at the University of California, Berkeley and will be marketed as a dietary supplement. This will prevent it from being subject to pre-market clearance that is required of standard drugs on the market.

BioMarker Pharmaceuticals is another company that is diving into the anti-aging research market. BioMarker is focusing its efforts on translating the discovery of genes responsible for age-ralted diseases and for triggering the aging process, and are working on wellness products that may slow down the aging process.

Further Reading

  • Reducing the signs of aging with facial treatments such as microdermabrasion and dermal fillers can provide temporary results, but innovative procedures such as Fraxel C02 Laser Treatment show more promise for those who want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles for the long-term.

  • One of the secrets to Jennifer Lopez’s youthful looks is her heart-shaped face. Jennifer’s plump, lifted cheeks help her retain a very youthful appearance and this feature has been deemed the cornerstone of a younger-looking face. As we get older, the fat in our cheeks tends to disappear and this area can even appear hollowed out. Plastic surgeons recommend facial fillers to restore the lost volume in the cheeks or even fat grafting if you want a more permanent solution.

  • While Kim Kardashian has been very public about staying away from plastic surgery procedures, her mother Kris Jenner has become a well-known celebrity plastic surgery addict. Kim K.’s boyfriend Kanye West has been pleading wit Jenner to stop having plastic surgery because he fears that she will end up dead like his own mother Donda West. Donda died tragically at the age of 58 after undergoing a tummy tuck, breast reduction, and liposuction procedure. A close source reveals that, “That loss crushed Kanye”. Since Kanye’s become very close to Kris, he may be feeling that he doesn’t want to lose a second mom to a plastic surgery death.