Author Topic: Yamanaka factors observed to make old cells young again - in a mouse!  (Read 294 times)


I like to follow the anti-aging research, and thought this was fascinating.  The so-called Yamanaka factors can return a cell's genetic expression back to a youthful state.  The potential is mind-boggling.  Maybe when I'm 80 years old we will see this as a potential treatment for all sorts of cellular damage.

"Age may be just a number, but it's a number that often carries unwanted side effects, from brittle bones and weaker muscles to increased risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute, in collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche group, have shown that they can safely and effectively reverse the aging process in middle-aged and elderly mice by partially resetting their cells to more youthful states."
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