Monday, November 13, 2017
Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells
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.