Secrets Of The Aging Kidney

The LEF News reports that "for the first time, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have examined how kidneys change at a molecular level with the passage of time." The findings, from different tissue groups within the kidney, suggest that the same changes in gene activity with age occur in all tissue types. This would certainly be hopeful news if verified - dealing with one type of process will require far less time and research funding than if there were a different process for every tissue type in the body. This "study doesn't suggest what factors drive the aging process, only that once it starts it follows the same path even in different organs ... whatever happens once aging begins, the mechanism that kicks off the process is probably genetically determined."



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