Scientists have identified a new molecular pathway to aging, and they say that the process can be manipulated to revitalize old blood. According to a news release from the University of California Berkeley, the researchers found that blood stem cells’ ability to repair damage caused by inappropriate protein folding in the mitochondria, a cell’s energy station, is critical to their survival and regenerative capacity. The finding was published in the journal Science . “Ultimately, a cell dies when it can’t deal well with stress,” said study senior author Danica Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology.
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Scientists Discover New Aging Pathway