Brain’s stem cells slow aging in mice

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Stem cells from newborn mice slow down aging when injected into older mice. CC0 - Public domain, US Government

Stem cells in the brain could be the key to extending life and slowing ageing. These cells — which are located in the hypothalamus, a region that produces hormones and other signalling molecules — can re­invigorate declining brain function and muscle strength in middle-aged mice, according to a study published on 26 July in Nature. …

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