Anti-Ageing Genes Identified

by Rajashri on  May 26, 2009 at 8:18 PM Genetics & Stem Cells News
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 Anti-Ageing Genes Identified
Researchers at University College London have identified key genes, which are thought to slow down the aging process.
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The finding could hold out hope for patients suffering from debilitating diseases like heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. The study found that proteins that encode for insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 signalling pathways had the ability to increase the lifetime of worms and mice.

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"By tacking the causes of ageing we could treat or at least delay a broad spectrum of conditions simultaneously. This research means a new approach to treatment of age-related conditions," lead researcher Professor Linda Partridge said.

She added that this might be the best way to treat the diseases of ageing.



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