Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria
If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?
Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, is looking for the key to eternal youth.
He has therefore become a human guinea pig for some bacteria that could perhaps hold the key to longevity.
The bacteria,named Bacillus F, is amazing because it has remained alive in the permafrost for millions of years.
Scientists have tested it on mice and human blood cells, but this wasn’t enough for Mr. Brouchkov, who decided to inject himself with it.
“I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years,” he said. “After successful experiments on mice and fruit flies, I thought it would be interesting to try the inactivated bacterial culture,” he told The Siberian Times.