Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Human Cell Aging Reversed by Biotime

Biotime researchers report the successful resetting of the "age clock" of mature human cells back to the embryonic age. This was apparently accomplished using telomeric technology similar to what Geron has been working on.
In the article, BioTime and its collaborators demonstrate the successful reversal of the developmental aging of normal human cells. Using precise genetic modifications, normal human cells were induced to reverse both the "clock" of differentiation (the process by which an embryonic stem cell becomes the many specialized differentiated cell types of the body), and the "clock" of cellular aging (telomere length). As a result, aged differentiated cells became young stem cells capable of regeneration.

More links, videos, and information from Brian Wang and at the BioTime website.

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