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Scientists Found a Way to Stop Aging in Human Cells

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Some people think we’re getting closer, and new research is sure to bolster that belief: Scientists say they’ve managed to reverse aging in human cells.

“We can make aged cells younger,” said Dr. John Cooke, department chair of cardiovascular sciences at Houston Methodist Research Institute, who is lead author of the paper published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

In the new study, Cooke’s team took cells from children with progeria, a rare genetic condition that causes them to rapidly age. Cooke said their cells can tell us something valuable about the aging process in healthy humans, too. Cooke’s team used a technology called RNA therapeutics, which delivers RNA directly into cells, to spur cells to produce telomerase, a protein that lengthens telomeres. Our cells stop dividing and die when telomeres become too short.

If it was possible to elongate the telomere length in blood forming stem cells, such cells could possibly be used for new therapies of selected patients,” he said.

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Article originally posted at motherboard.vice.com

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2 thoughts on “Scientists Found a Way to Stop Aging in Human Cells

    Veronique Illosta Ramez

    (October 29, 2017 - 12:08 pm)

    Right never age and never die and randomly breed and dump each other after mating and refuse to train and weapons everywhere and everyone is on 50 pills after binge daily complaining how poor they are while never showed up for work want best insurance in the world and believe suing doctors is like winning jackpot in Las Vegas! Robots will be the only thing working plus the engineers and doctors who invented robotics surgeries!

    Θεοφιλος Χαλδεζος

    (October 29, 2017 - 12:08 pm)

    cool

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