Doctors May Soon be able to Turn Back Time

Scientists from Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have made ground-breaking discoveries that could help to reverse the ageing process.

Methods to reverse the ageing process are widely sought after, not just to satisfy the desires of our image-conscious society, but primarily to address the variety of chronic and degenerative diseases which afflict the elderly and are a major cause of deaths. As we grow older, there is a gradual deterioration in our physiological functions which increases the risk of contracting age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders. In an attempt to reverse this process, scientists are trying to isolate the genetic factors which influence aging, and there have been some major scientific breakthroughs in this area of late.

 

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