Link Between Aging and Age-Related Disease

Over at EurekAlert, and article discussing recent research into the fundamental mechanisms connecting aging with aging conditions (Alzheimer's, etc). Since the recent discovery of life-extending genetic differences in worms, flies and mice, scientists have been working hard to understand what happens next. How do these genetic differences delay aging effects? UCSF researchers provide an elegant mechanism; we may see life-extending therapies resulting from this within a decade if the current pace keeps up.



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