Why Aging Cells Lose Self-Repair Ability

drkoop.com notes research into our self-defense mechanisms that work to prevent genetic damage that accumulates with age. Progress in understanding these mechanisms will eventually lead to therapies to prevent this damage from occuring. As with much currently promising research, this is still in the very early stages. The more we understand, the more we can do, however. Funding for fundamental aging research is just as important as funding for near-term regenerative and stem cell medicine.

Link: http://drkoop.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=93&id=514942


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