Mighty mice look younger longer – Niamh W 8/11/11

Niamh W – age 10

Scientists have found out a way to stop the signs of ageing!

They have tested a new drug formula out on mice to see if they can keep them looking younger. It was first done by getting rid of  old remaining cells that had stopped dividing. They also had mice that did not have the drug and aged normally to see the differences between them.

The mice without the drug ended up with cloudy eyes, less muscle tissue and a loss of fat under skin on the face. However, the mice with the new drug saw an improvement in muscle function and all the old cells that had stopped dividing just wasted away.

This treatment has no effect on how old you are but it can make you look so much younger.  I think this would be great for some of the teachers in my school!


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