Yeast Offers Insight into Aging and Cancer

Yeast, mice, rats and flies are the tools of basic research into aging and related conditions. Today, it's yeast. This article from Betterhumans discusses recent work that will lead to a better understanding of the link between aging and cancer. The chance of developing cancer increases rapidly after a certain age, suggesting a biochemical trigger of some sort. This research puts scientists on track to find - and then hopefully fix - this mechanism in humans. As I have said before, scientists are at the stage where any and all new information can be turned to positive use in the fight against aging.



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