Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Lifespan

33054641 story Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday May 15, @08:17PM from the boosterspice-before-i-get-old-please dept. Grond writes “ScienceDaily reports, ‘Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have demonstrated that the mouse lifespan can be extended by the application in adult life of a single treatment acting directly on the animal’s genes. Mice treated at the age of one lived longer by 24% on average (PDF), and those treated at the age of two, by 13%. The therapy, furthermore, produced an appreciable improvement in the animals’ health, delaying the onset of age-related diseases like osteoporosis and insulin resistance and achieving improved readings on aging indicators like neuromuscular coordination.’ Notably, the therapy did not cause an increase in the incidence of cancer.” You may like to read: Post

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Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Lifespan