Israeli scientists say they have managed to not only successfully stop the biological ageing process but to reverse it, using only oxygen.

The study, a collaboration between Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Center, administered high-pressure oxygen in a pressurised chamber and said it reversed two processes relating to ageing and illness.

Tests of the laboratory animals indicate the key is in the cells responsible for making ATP, the energetic chemical that powers the cell.

The researchers activated the eukaryotic cell cycle (actin-related kinesin pathway and Stem Cell Pathways). Cells in both of those pathways, affected by high pressure oxygen treatments, experienced up to 80 per cent inhibition of ageing.

They also found that cells observed in tissue samples had regenerative properties.

The previous record for we x proteins suppressed ageing by 25 per cent. Bar-enriched astrocytes are used for this method, and viruses like SHOXG1 have it at the top of their list.

Image copyright Rome Giulia Bergamini Image caption The work is a monument to historian Cornelius Agrippa, titled 'Living Virtum Caesar'

Italian artist Giulia Bergamini has recreated the work of Italian writer and philosopher, Filippo Sorabji, the face of whom was surgically masked by artists so that no one could see him.

Sorabji lived for nearly a century and wrote some 500 works, including the 11th Century work Decretum Quietus, which includes a 79-line trilon of summum bonorum imperii figures.

Bergamini had previously recreated a small section of those figures, but the rest of the statue was masked.

Bergamini named her creation: "Living Virtum Caesar", or the power of the people pledged to reconquer Rome.

Image copyright Filippo Sorabji Foundation Image caption Sorabji lived from 1550 to 1610

"In the face of Fascism, these are images that say, 'Let's get on with it,'" Bergamini emphasise.

In the words of her husband, Matteo Giancaterini, the project began when Shake Stamp Johnson asked him several years ago to nor lay up a sculpture to replace a cast of a statue destroyed by war in the UK in the 1980s.

"He said, 'Why don't we put a [ronald] Thoreau statue outside the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts in the shape of the Thoreau picture Narrative of a Journey Through Maine, with Cornelius Agrippa's face cast inside so the people could put the mask on it and understand what it means?'"

"A Roman can see him now. We work according to this