Breakthrough Process May Reverse Aging

Breakthrough Process May Reverse Aging

There may be some good news on the anti-aging frontier. Scientists at UC Berkely have found a process that can repair damage to blood cells by slowing down mitochondria activity. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the blood cells. They take in the nutrients and create energy, which cells then transport throughout your body. When scientists tested the process on mice, they found that when they slowed their mitochondrial activity down, the mice’s blood rejuvenated.

According to Twitter scientists attribute this success to the reduction of cellular stress, which is what causes our blood to age. Slowing down the mitochondrial activity allowed the stem cells to handle stress more efficiently, and thus reverse some of the signs of aging. Scientists believe that this can help them control the aging process, and possibly lead to longer lifespans.

While it is far too early to tell whether this process will actually extend human life, it is an exciting breakthrough in the field. Lead scientist Danica Chen stated that the finding has also given scientists a possible path to treating degenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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