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We could reverse aging by removing wrinkles inside our cells, study suggests Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:55
 
A new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases-and possibly even turn back the clock on aging itself. The new finding from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests that fatty liver disease and other unwanted effects of aging may be the result of our cells' nuclei-the compartment containing our DNA-getting wrinkly. Those wrinkles appear to prevent our genes from functioning properly, the UVA researchers found. There's no wrinkle cream for nuclear membranes, but there is a tantalizing possibility: We might use viruses to smooth the membranes' surfaces-and restore the cells to functioning as they did in the glow of youth.

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