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Stem cell injections produce robust anti-aging effects

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists say that mice injected with stem cell-like progenitor cells seemed to have “sipped from the fountain of youth.” The genetically modified mice used in the experiment were bred to exhibit aging characteristics similar to those observed in sufferers of progeria, a premature aging disorder. Reporting their work in […]

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Soda drinks found to accelerate signs of aging

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that the phosphates in popular sodas accelerate signs of aging and may also increase the prevalence of age-related complications such as kidney disease, cardiovascular calcification and skin atrophy. To make this discovery, Harvard researcher M. Shawkat Razzaque examined the effects of high phosphate levels in three groups of […]

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Anti-Aging Finding Turned On Its Head

It’s been well established with previous research that an extra copy of the SIR2 gene can promote longevity in yeast, worms and fruit flies. But a counterintuitive experiment that deleted the gene entirely has resulted in one of the longest recorded life-span extensions in any organism. The new study, by scientists at the University of […]

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