After thawing frozen F. bacilli from the Ice Age, researchers successfully doubled the lifespan of mice and flies. The bacteria was found by researchers examining glaciers in the area near Mount Mamentova in northern Yakutia, Siberia. They were frozen in the glaciers. Scientists tested the components from the flies and then the mice. The results Successfully doubled the lives of rats and flies. They believe that using the same treatments can prolong human life, and that people may hope to live between 100 and 140 years of age.
Anatolia Bruskova, the scientist in charge of the investigation, said that the results of injecting extracts from F. bacilli into mice and flies surprised them. This is only an early result, but if the bacteria is effective for mice and fruit flies, there is no reason why it should not be used for other animals, he said.
We also used a group of mice as a control group, and their average life expectancy was 589 days. After injecting the bacterial extract into the muscles of mice, they said The average life expectancy was 308 days longer, while mice in the control group died about a year ago. The average lifespan of those mice injected with bacterial extract was 906 days.
Although it is impossible to inject fruit flies, bacterial extracts are added to their food. They noticed that the fruit flies appeared to be healthier, stronger, and more active, and scientists have observed increased muscle activity in these flies. Our next step is to figure out how we can develop this extract for clinical trials. We want to know how we can find a way to eventually test this bacteria to develop drugs, said Dr. Bruskova.