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15 November 2011

New advances in anti-ageing

Scientists are beginning to decode the complex biology of ageing and are optimistic that advances in research may lead to treatments that can reverse degeneration and disease.

Scientists are beginning to decode the complex biology of ageing and are optimistic that recent advances in research may lead to treatments that can slow or even reverse degeneration and disease.

The French research, led by Jean-Marc Lemaitre at the Functional Genomics Institute, published in October, shows cells from elderly donors can be rejuvenated as stem cells, erasing the ravages of age and proving that aging is reversible.

Regenerative medicine

 
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