Ageing

Reactivating Ageing Stem Cells in the Brain

Zürich, Switzerland — The stem cells in our brain generate new neurons throughout life, for example in the hippocampus. This region of the brain plays a key role for a range of memory processes. With...

Study Reveals Immune Driver of Brain Ageing

Stanford, CA — Suppose Smokey the Bear were to go on a tear and start setting forest fires instead of putting them out. That roughly describes the behaviour of certain cells of our immune system that...

Telomere Shortening Protects Against Cancer

New York, NY — As time goes by, the tips of your chromosomes–called telomeres–become shorter. This process has long been viewed as an unwanted side-effect of ageing, but a recent study...

Cell Ageing can be Slowed by Oxidants

Gothenburg, Sweden — At high concentrations, reactive oxygen species – known as oxidants – are harmful to cells in all organisms and have been linked to ageing. But a study from Chalmers...

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