Researchers Reverse Signs Of Aging In Mice
Researchers found restoring a worn-down communication pathway between cell structures can help prevent signs of aging in lab mice.By Matt Picht | December 21, 2013
A research team at the University of New South Wales claims to have found a way to reverse some of the symptoms of aging in mice.
The study focuses on mitochondrial dysfunction, the breakdown of a cell's energy-producing structures. Researchers traced the cause of this breakdown to a communication pathway with the cell's nucleus, which wears down over time. (Via YouTube / Mike Astrachan)
To counteract this breakdown, researchers gave lab mice a chemical compound designed to help restore the worn-out connection.