Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aging, interrupted

February 24, 2011

A 4-year-old boy with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. (The Progeria Research Foundation)   The current pace of population aging is without parallel in human history but surprisingly little is known about the human aging process, because lifespans of eight decades or more make it difficult to study. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have replicated premature aging in the lab, allowing them to study aging-related … more…

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