Researchers Rejuvenate Aging Mice with Stem Cell Genes

December 16, 2016

(Science) – Stem cells can spawn other types of body cells, but they have another striking capability—they remain young. Researchers have now harnessed this ability to boost the life spans of mice and refurbish some of their tissues. Although the approach won’t work in humans, it could lead to ways to keep our bodies vigorous even as we get older.