Saturday, 16 August 2008

Scientists Stop the Ageing Process

Scientists have stopped the ageing process in an entire organ for the first time, a study released today says.

Published in today's online edition of
Nature Medicine, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City also say the older organs function as well as they did when the host animal was younger.

The researchers, led by Associate Professor Ana Maria Cuervo, blocked the ageing process in mice livers by stopping the build-up of harmful proteins inside the organ's cells.
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/08/11/2331197.htm?site=science

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2008.]

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