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Biologists discover the key mechanism that triggers human ageing

01-May-2015

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Accumulated alterations in the structure of heterochromatin may be a major underlying cause of cellular aging.

The study was published in the Science journal.

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Institute

National scientific institution for natural sciences and high technology development.

Academic

Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Director at San Diego Institute of Science, Altos Labs

Institute

Scientific research institute focused on neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more

Journal

Peer-reviewed academic online journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)