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Unstable proteins can cause premature ageing

(PhysOrg.com) -- The normal ageing process has long been linked to problems with cell respiration, the process through which the cells extract energy from nutrients. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Medical research
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Bad mitochondria may actually be good for you

Mice with a defective mitochondrial protein called MCLK1 produce elevated amounts of reactive oxygen when young; that should spell disaster, yet according to a study in this week's JBC these mice actually age at a slower ...

dateJul 22, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Super-sleepers could help super-sizers!

Burrowing frogs can survive buried for several years without food or water. Scientists have discovered that the metabolism of their cells changes radically during the dormancy period allowing the frogs to maximize the use ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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