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Can human sperm prolong life?

Austrian study points to compound as possible fountain of youth


 

In the eternal quest for a fountain of youth, no elixir is beyond the realm of consideration. Thanks to a team of Austrian scientists, human sperm is being touted as the latest age-fighting agent. According to a researcher at Graz University, spermidine, a compound that is found in sperm, guards the cells in flies, worms, yeast, mice and even human blood against damage, thereby slowing the aging process. Worms treated with spermidine lived 15 per cent longer, while fruit flies given the compound outlasted their untreated counterparts by a margin of 30 per cent. Though some are already singing the praises of sperm treatment in prolonging the lives of humans, it will be years before the compound is even submitted to human trials, let alone available to the masses.

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Can human sperm prolong life?

  1. "Hey baby. Lets you and me go back to your place and add some years to your life…"

  2. I can think of a lot of comments to make, but none fit to print.

  3. "Though some are already singing the praises of sperm treatment in prolonging the lives of humans, it will be years before the compound is even submitted to human trials,"

    Ah, so many of us have taken to administering science in the home (or backseat of car, or under the bleachers, or . . .)

    It does make me wonder what is the optimum dosage they're looking at, though.

  4. I wonder if this has anything to do with females having longer life spans :)!

    "Don't forget to take your life prolonging medicine tonight honey."