UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars.
All the cells in our bodies suffer many thousands of DNA lesions every day.
Three Australian research teams are racing against each other to come up with drugs and therapies to cure a disease with a 100 per cent mortality rate: ageing. Their techniques are radically different, and each offers its own pros and cons – but common threads tie them all together. They are racing: against each other and against time.