The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog.

In a series of experiments at UB, the gene kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries and other telltale signs of growing old.

The findings, published June 29 in the journal Stem Cells, also show promise in counteracting premature aging disorders such as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.

Read more at University of Buffalo Research

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