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Does your DNA impact your lifespan?

Do we know which parts of our DNA relate to our ageing, and how much of an effect it has? Georgia Mills spoke ... than for the rest of us. Joao - I became interested in ageing when I was a child. I was quite young and I first ... the internet so I wasn’t even aware that you could study ageing, but I was aware of the biomedical research. I knew we ...

The naked mole-rat’s genes could inspire ways to delay the ageing process and treat strokes in humans.

Uncovering the secrets of the naked mole-rat

... its genes that could provide cures for strokes, delay the ageing process, and even increase our lifespan. These tiny, ... entire genome. It initially focused on genes relating to ageing, a key interest for researcher Dr João Pedro de ... at the University of Liverpool, UK. He wants to delay the ageing process, and turn back the clock to put a spring in ...

Guardian of the genome

Gene of the Month - p53

... be involved in a huge range of biological functions, from ageing and immunity to development in the womb. Nearly four ...

Donation

Would you donate your genome?

... smoke or environmental damage, whether your biological ageing corresponds to your chronological age. So there's ...

Mouse Embyonic Stem Cells

Special stem cells

... IPS cells, it seems as though most of the hallmarks of ageing is removed, is reversed essentially, and the cells ...