Here's today's feel-good story:
While age is just a number, the number can carry unwanted side effects. These side effects can include weaker muscles, brittle bones, and even cancer.
Scientists at the Salk Institute have shown to be able to reverse the aging process in mice that are middle-aged or elderly, which leads to a variety of benefits. The resetting of cells to that of a more youthful state can impact skin, eyesight, brain, and muscles.
“We are elated that we can use this approach across the life span to slow down aging in normal animals. The technique is both safe and effective in mice,” says Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, co-corresponding author and professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory.