ARTICLE: Age-related Degeneration Reversed In Mice For The First Time


Brain and testes growth, improved fertility and the recuperation of cognitive function were observed for the first time by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, according to an article published in the scientific journal Nature. The laboratory mice were injected with a controllable telomerase gene – these genes maintain the telomeres – protective caps that shield the ends of chromosomes.

Low telomerase levels are linked to tissue degeneration and functional decline in elderly humans, due to erosion of telomeres.

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