Scientists discover how to live longer, reduce age and even reverse aging.

Scientists discover how to live longer, reduce age and even reverse aging.

Researchers found it was possible to slow and even reverse various aspects of aging throughout the body by replenishing adult stem cells that control how quickly the body grows old. The small bundle of neurons that appears to keep a tight rein on aging is called the hypothalamus and is located at the base of the brain. Dongsheng Cai led the new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in US. In this study tests were carried out on lab mice to pinpoint this area.
The research showed that as the number of stem cells in the hypothalamus declines over time, or if their function is disrupted, the body’s organs and metabolic processes age faster and death occurs earlier. Cai said that their research shows that the number of hypothalamic neural stem cells naturally declines over the life of the animal. And this decline accelerates aging. But they also found that the effects not irreversible.
Aging could be held back by replenishing these stem cells or the molecules they produce. The team believes humans are likely to respond to the influence of hypothalamus stem cells in just the same way as the mice.