Stem cell manipulation holds promise for age-related diseases

06/16/2008 | M.I.T. Technology Review

U.S. scientists working on aging mice were able to boost the development of muscle stem cells in older tissues by using RNA interference to inhibit the pathway of TGF-beta, a molecule that prevents muscle growth. The findings may pave the way for new treatments for diseases tied to aging, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the researchers said.

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