How to prevent aging has always been the focus of global research. Recently, Professor Junichiro Inoue of the University of Washington discovered a longevity gene that can inhibit aging. Japanese media predicted that if the research on anti-aging, organ replacement and brain-mechanical integration could be advanced, human beings would be close to "immortality" by 2050.
Japan's Nikkei News Network reported that Takeshi and others found that longevity genes produce an enzyme. At the same time, they found the substance "nicotinamide mononucleotide" (NMN)
, which can keep the enzyme alive which is found in a small amount in foods such as soybeans.
NMN is not a synthetic substance, but an endogenous substance in human body. However, due to its low content, the human body can not be effectively supplemented by daily diet. Although Japanese enterprises have successfully achieved mass production of "NMN", some of which have even been listed, it is still under study whether human consumption can really prevent the aging of viscera and other organs.
Therefore, the role of NMN in delaying aging is clear, and it can not be overly called "life-prolonging drug". However, it should be noted that NMN is only a dietary supplement, although no toxic and side effects have been found yet, it can not be overdosed, nor can it be used as a substitute for drugs.
The current pharmacodynamic data are only the results of animal experiments, cell experiments, human function, biochemistry, gene testing, etc. Because it is late to market, and clinical observation indexes such as human aging and life cycle take decades, the conclusive evidence of NMN against aging needs further research.
"Japan Economic News" once asked about 300 young researchers how old will human life be?" For such questions, the number of people answering "150 years old" is the highest. In addition, about the main causes of Japanese death in 2050, the answer to "suicide" was the most.
Not only does it inhibit aging, but scientists are also pushing ahead with research on organ replacement and the integration of the brain and machinery. Nakanai Keiko, a professor at Stanford University, is trying to cultivate human pancreas in pigs. The Nippon Institute of electrical communication has developed a mechanical arm that can be manipulated by brain waves. The ultimate goal, according to the CEO of a robotic startup, "is to achieve a society where the brain can do anything". If the research advances smoothly, Japanese media predicts that by 2050 human beings will be close to "immortality".