Thursday , May 19 2022

Not heard: Scientists claim to have reversed cellular aging


In a small study involving 35 patients, Israeli scientists claim to have successfully reversed the aging process in human cells for the first time by extending the length of telomeres, the structures that ‘cover’ the ends of chromosomes. The results of the research were published in the biomedical journal Aging.

As we grow older our telomeres are shorteningSince each time a cell divides, part of the telomere is lost, leaving each new chromosome slightly shorter than its predecessor, so its length is considered a marker of biological age. In addition, that shortening increases the risk of future mutations, which can often lead to age-related diseases, such as some types of cancer.

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