Anti-ageing protein injection

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No, this is not an advertisement for a skin or beauty product.

A study published last week in Cell demonstrated that injections of a special fOXO4 peptide rejuvenated old mice – it restored their stamina, thickened their fur coat and improved kidney function.  Human studies are being planned.  This is intriguing stuff and may be relevant to Type 2 diabetes: the primary cause of Type 2 Diabetes is neither obesity nor lack of fitness – it is the so-called “natural” death (or apoptosis) of insulin-secreting beta cells.

Stay tuned.

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