Friday, January 09, 2009

The End of Aging (?)

''Recent discoveries concerning the location and characteristics of adult stem cells have increased our understanding of regeneration. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is an example of an important stem cell communication molecule. If the activity of the growth factor is experimentally enhanced, muscle regeneration improves.'' [source with video-lecture]

It this works, and we all get very long life spans, we need to find more planets to inhabit. How is that mars terraforming plan coming along? :)

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