An article on Science Daily, mentions the new discovery of the effect the enzyme, RNA polymerase III, has on aging. RNA polymerase III is essential for the growth and formation of proteins but it also enhances aging, shortening lifespan. However, a study that was conducted at the University College London, indicated that by inhibiting RNA polymerase III, it extends the lifespan of the organism by 10%. The study was done on yeast cells, flies and worms. By inhibiting the enzyme's activity, lifespan is prolonged. This new finding relates to the same effect a drug, Rapamycin, has on lifespan. Not much is known about how Rapamycin works but with this new enzyme finding, its mechanism of action can be better understood.
I believe this new finding is extraordinary in the science and medical field. New drugs can be made to target RNA polymerase III and prolong lifespan. Studies must be done first to rule out any side effects or negative impacts of inhibiting an enzyme that is crucial to cell growth and protein formation. All in all, this new medical advancement will be very helpful and useful.