Saturday, 22 December 2012

Scientists find immortality gene

Tiny freshwater polyp Hydra has long caused the interest of scientists. This animal is practically immortal and shows no signs of aging.

German researchers decided to find the genetic basis of the immortality of hydra, with amazement and declared that the secret kept in FOXO gene. It is well known, since it has all the animals and man.

It turns out that this gene supports stem cells in the active force, which causes permanent tissue regeneration.

Scientists now estimate that at least will identify factors that affect the operation of FOXO genes, such as ecology, child or lifestyle.

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