Monday, November 13, 2017

Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells

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Researchers in the Universities of Exeter and Brighton, both in the United Kingdom, carried out a study. The researchers experimented with genes called "splicing factors" which are a type of protein, that tends to become inactive as humans age. The researchers were capable of taking older human cells and physically rejuvenate them by applying chemical compounds called reversatrol analogues. Resveratrol is a substance found in red wine, peanuts, grapes and dark chocolate.This would make the older cells appear and behave like young cells again.

I found this article very interesting because researchers are finding ways of making society healthier, especially the elderly population because their old cells would be regaining features of the youth. This would decrease the deterioration of the human body as age progressed. The discovery could possible lead to therapies which could help people age better avoiding risks like stroke or illnesses.


  1. I do agree that this discovery could lead to many beneficial health conditions avoiding strokes and sicknesses. Its amazing to see how Resveratrol a chemical compound which make our older cells appear and behave like you cells again are found in foods that we eat. Many genetic researchers are trying to discover how human life could be improved cellular health wise, which could drastically improve human life.

  2. It's very interesting to see a chemical compound that is very common to us used in this research. I agree that this can be a breakthrough for the older generation as many of them struggle with dying cells. This research can encourage them to eat the certain foods that contain the chemical compound more often.