SIGNS OF AGEING CAN BE RE­VERSED... IN MICE AT LEAST

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The foun­tain of youth could well be within our grasp, al­beit not in liq­uid form. Sci­en­tists at the Salk In­sti­tute for Bi­o­log­i­cal Stud­ies in Cal­i­for­nia have man­aged to re­verse ageing in mice by a ground­break­ing method that changes adult cells into em­bry­onic ones. This re­sulted in the mice not just look­ing younger and liv­ing 30% longer, but dam­aged or­gan tis­sue was re­paired as well. The news rel­e­vant to us is ageing in hu­man skin cells were re­versed in a Petri dish.

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