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  • Drug ‘reverses’ ageing in animal tests

    A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists.

    They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function.

  • Purging the body of ‘retired’ cells could reverse ageing, study shows

    Purging retired cells from the body has been shown to undo the ravages of old age in a study that raises the prospect of new life-extending treatments .

    When mice were treated with a substance designed to sweep away cells that have entered a dormant state due to DNA damage their fur regrew, kidney function improved and they were able to run twice as far as untreated elderly animals.

  • Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing

    A protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power?