At a point in time when alternate solutions to pharmaceuticals are in demand, scientists have identified few classes of drugs they say dramatically slows the aging process, reversing frailty, improving cardiac health and longevity.
The life scientists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, these life scientists activated a gene called AMPK (activated protein kinase) that is a key energy sensor in cells and found that increasing AMPK in the intestine increased the fly’s life by about 30%, also the fly stayed healthier for a longer period as well. It is expected that this gene may create wonders with human also - acting as a metabolic master switch regulating several intra-cellular systems including the cellular uptake of glucose, the oxidation of fatty acids, etc.
An Indian expat, Lehana Singh is collaborating with a Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Bruce Beutler to set up the biggest - Mutagenesis Research Lab (Mz3 labs) in the world. Lehana Singh is working closely on this project in form of Mutagenesis Corp.
Mr. Lehana Singh has worked mainly in Energy sector (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.) and R&D (Bharat Electronics Ltd.), before going abroad for an MBA at CEIBS (China Europe Business School), Shanghai and Keena Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, the US. Thereafter, he worked briefly in management consulting profiles at Roland Berger Strategy Consultant and Infosys Management Consulting in Shanghai. Currently he is working with GSF Capital with Javier Romero Ledesma, helping Javier Romero in his new venture of Mutagenesis Corp. This venture has been envisaged to be a key milestone towards improvement of immunization in human beings through genetic interventions.