Scientists create mice with hyper-long telomeres without altering the genes

Scientists create mice with hyper-long telomeres without altering the genes

Jun 2, 2016 | No Comments

The Telomeres and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), in collaboration with the Centre’s Transgenic Mice Core Unit, has succeeded in creating mice in the laboratory with hyper-long telomeres and with reduced molecular ageing, avoiding the use of what to date has been the standard method: genetic manipulation.

Researchers Use a Vitamin to Stop the Aging of Internal Organs

Researchers Use a Vitamin to Stop the Aging of Internal Organs

May 5, 2016 | No Comments

Researchers have for the first time successfully tested a vitamin’s ability to help the internal organs of elderly mammals regenerate their cells.

Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

Feb 4, 2016 | No Comments

With a bit of clever genetic engineering, a team of scientists has just found an astonishing way to significantly expand the natural lifespan of mice. Now, at least one biotech company hopes to translate this breakthrough to fight aging in humans.

Another Telomere-Regulating Enzyme Found

Another Telomere-Regulating Enzyme Found

Dec 3, 2015 | No Comments

ATM kinase, an enzyme known to be involved in DNA repair, is required for telomere elongation

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 percent

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 percent

Oct 15, 2015 | No Comments

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 percent longer.