Forever Young

mouse-lab-rat-101117-02A study shows that mice who were injected with a protein that kills worn-out cells can live up to 27% longer.  So what does this mean for humans? We would, of course, all like to live longer, however this isn't a safe treatment yet and there will most likely be side effects: the study shows that humans also need some worn-out cells in order to repair wounds. The mice who got the injection did not heal well.  Also, there are a lot more factors related to ageing. So for now, we won't be "forever young"!

Reported by Indy, 14 years old, Rijnlands Lyceum, Wassenaar, the Netherlands
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