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Scientists Reverse Muscle Aging In Mice 34

Posted by Soulskill
from the mighty-mouse-will-return dept.
retroworks sends word that a group of researchers has found a chemical that successfully rejuvenated muscle tissue in mice. The scientists "said it was the equivalent of transforming a 60-year-old's muscle to that of a 20-year-old — but muscle strength did not improve." The study (abstract) is being called an "exciting finding" but the researchers are quick to point out the chemical only reverses one aspect of aging. Damage to DNA and shortening of telomeres continues. Still, it's one piece of the puzzle, and the group is hoping to begin clinical trials in 2015.
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Scientists Reverse Muscle Aging In Mice

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  • Huh? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 20, 2013 @05:53PM (#45749521)
    DNA and telomere damage continues, and muscle strength does not improve. So what exactly makes this the equivalent of 20 year old's muscles? An affinity for beer and an overwhelming urge to chase women around?
  • NAD(H) (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 20, 2013 @06:27PM (#45749829)

    Bodybuilders have been using this for a while now...

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