Switching off a gene that is a key contributor to cellular ageing extends the lifespan of mice by 25 per cent, Chinese scientists have shown. US scientists found that blocking or deleting a receptor in older mice allowed them to perform memory and navigation tasks as well as younger mice. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Switching off a gene that is a key contributor to cellular ageing extends the lifespan of mice by 25 per cent, Chinese scientists have shown. US scientists found that blocking or deleting a receptor in older mice allowed them to perform memory and navigation tasks as well as younger mice. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Switching off a gene that is a key contributor to cellular ageing extends the lifespan of mice by 25 per cent, Chinese scientists have shown. US scientists found that blocking or deleting a receptor in older mice allowed them to perform memory and navigation tasks as well as younger mice. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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Gene therapies which could delay ageing in people suggested by Chinese, US research on mice

  • World-first research on gene inactivation in mice by Chinese scientists shows animals can live 25 per cent longer and regain physical strength
  • US study finds older mice that have a hormone blocked or deleted perform tasks as well as younger ones. Both studies offer hope of delaying ageing in people

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Switching off a gene that is a key contributor to cellular ageing extends the lifespan of mice by 25 per cent, Chinese scientists have shown. US scientists found that blocking or deleting a receptor in older mice allowed them to perform memory and navigation tasks as well as younger mice. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Switching off a gene that is a key contributor to cellular ageing extends the lifespan of mice by 25 per cent, Chinese scientists have shown. US scientists found that blocking or deleting a receptor in older mice allowed them to perform memory and navigation tasks as well as younger mice. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Switching off a gene that is a key contributor to cellular ageing extends the lifespan of mice by 25 per cent, Chinese scientists have shown. US scientists found that blocking or deleting a receptor in older mice allowed them to perform memory and navigation tasks as well as younger mice. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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