Single gene change increases mouse lifespan by 20 percent

Aug 29, 2013 Full story: PhysOrg Weblog

By lowering the expression of a single gene, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have extended the average lifespan of a group of mice by about 20 percent-the equivalent of raising the average human lifespan by 16 years, from 79 to 95. The research team targeted a gene called mTOR, which is involved in metabolism and energy balance, ... (more)

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Aug 31, 2013
Sounds sad, extending the years of strokes, heart attacks, dementia, depression, broken bones, cancer, ... etc. with or without a spouse, too.

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