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Aging measured by randomness in cells, study finds

Random cellular chaos offers new hope for anti-ageing interventions


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Scientists discovered aging clocks that track random changes in cells.

Damage to cell building blocks is random, and these changes accumulate with age.

Increased random variation in gene activity can also be used as an aging clock.

Based on available datasets, smoking increases random changes, while calorie restriction lowers them in mice.

Reprogramming human cells to stem cells reverses the age-related noise.

The study suggests interventions targeting random changes could slow aging or rejuvenate cells.

Research by David Meyer and Björn Schumacher from CECAD,  published in Nature Aging.

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Bjoern Schumacher

Professor for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease at the University of Cologne

CECAD Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research

Developing new therapies for aging realted diseases.

David Meyer

PhD candidate with expertise in Bioinformatics, Aging, Genome Instability at Cologne University

Nature Aging

Journal spanning the entire spectrum of research into aging

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Aging measured by randomness in cells, study finds