Science: Elixir of youth


Almost every body has heard of the fountain of youth, and now scientists at the Spanish National Cancer Centre have moved farther along its path to discovery.

Advancing on past research of telomerase, scientists think they may have found a way to create “immortal” cells. Scientists say that the body’s DNA chromosomes slowly unravel and eventually diminish, and by introducing telomerase to the body, it is possible to stop the chromosomes from unraveling.

The group found that mice that were genetically altered to produce 10 times the normal amount of telomerase lived 50 percent longer than normal.

It may be a long shot and a little scary, but it’s still an interesting article.

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