“What if aging didn’t have to suck?”

Anti-aging startup gets funding even with controversial therapy


Fri, Sep 7th, 2018 09:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to MIT Technology Review, San Francisco-based startup Elevian, which is looking on whether daily injections of a protein called GDF11 can rejuvenate the body, has raised $5.5 million in seed funding, despite controversy behind the science involved.

Wagers’s discoveries drew wide interest, but when large drug companies tried to replicate the research, they couldn’t. In a 2015 study, for example, scientists at Novartis found that GDF11 levels do not fall with age and that the protein actually inhibits rather than promotes muscle regeneration.



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