The Fountain of Youth?
“Young animals heal and regenerate their tissue better than adults—that’s why, for instance, younger people’s recovery times for surgery are dramatically shorter than older people’s. Scientists since Darwin have tried, and failed, to figure out this apparent fountain of youth, but new research suggests a gene called Lin28a could be the key.”
It seems like every day there’s a new article out related to cures for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other diseases of aging. I’m not overly optimistic that this discovery will make a difference in our lifetimes. But, perhaps our kids or grandkids will benefits from this technology. It would certainly be a game-changer for the field of gerontology.