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Blocking a Gene Could Reverse Aging Skin


Science & Tech  (tags: gene, aging skin, research, transgenic mouse, mouse model )

Eduardo
- 2769 days ago - healthscout.com
Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found blocking a single gene, NF-B, can reverse aging in the skin of mammals. They used a transgenic mouse model to test the effect of blocking the gene in the basal layer of the mouse epidermis.



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Daniel Barker (35)
Monday December 3, 2007, 6:07 pm
When I learned about DNA, I realized it would change the world. Every chemical reaction in the body is controlled by enzymes, which are made by RNA, which gets its information by DNA.

Assuming aging is a chemical reaction, and a gene (or genes) is responsible, destroying the gene makes us ageless.

The problem with this theory is, if this were true, eventually that specific gene would be mutated, and someone would be born ageless.

But agelessness does exist - it is known as cancer. Cancer cells are immortal - they never die of old age.
 
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