Oh No! Sci-fi Life Extension

This Compound Can Reverse Aging in Mice.
Will It Work in People?

In the study, Sinclair and his colleagues found a way to restore that blood flow in aging mice. They provided elderly mice with a molecule called nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), which is then made into another compound that promotes the formation of tiny blood vessels in cells that line the muscle, as well as other organs. The mice given NMN increased their treadmill run time by 60% compared to animals that didn’t get the molecule, and they doubled their exercise endurance — to levels that matched or even exceeded that of younger mice.
http://time.com/5209427/aging-nicotinamide-mononucleotide-nmn/ That is what we need. 3 billion immortals in addition to the "normal" population rise. psik

The fact it rejuvenates body and increases physical strenght of an aged organism does not grant immortality at all.
Our chromozomes have pre-programmed aging. (check for telomeres)

I’m curious if anyone here would actually want to live twice as long as normal?
Seems to me it would be more a curse than blessing.

All depends on the quality of life. I know someone who’s basically being kept alive by all kinds of medical technology. Unlike Hawking though there never was much going on upstairs, so he’s reduced to picking lint out of his belly button. Can’t even see the TV. Actually he probably can’t even find his belly.

Erectile Dysfunction therapy just took a new turn :lol:

Nicotinamide Improves Aspects of Healthspan, but Not Lifespan, in Mice

Summary The role in longevity and healthspan of nicotinamide (NAM), the physiological precursor of NAD+, is elusive. Here, we report that chronic NAM supplementation improves healthspan measures in mice without extending lifespan.