Posted by: shrikantmantri | October 8, 2009

A Genetic Fountain of Youth


By disabling a gene involved in an important biochemical signaling pathway involving a protein called target of rapamycin (TOR), scientists have discovered a way to mimic the anti-aging benefits of caloric restriction, allowing mice to live longer and healthier lives. This finding offers a promising drug target for combating the many health problems associated with aging. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/23560/)

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