According to local channel 6 researchers may have found a way to not only stop the aging process but to reverse it as well with the help of mice.
Harvard scientists have been targeting an anti-aging enzyme that can restore an animal's chromosomes to their youthful vigor.
Working with mice, they found that the enzyme could reactivate chromosomes and effectively turn back the aging clock. Both of the mice they used were the same age, but the more youthful looking one had the enzyme treatment.
Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said they were able to reverse brain disease, restore sense of smell and even restore fertility by tweaking DNA in the mice.
Researchers admitted that they have a long way to go before they can turn back the aging clock in humans.
Dr. O'Toole urges his patients to consider treating the signs of aging as soon as they are evident. This can begin as early as the 30's. Patients generally start with injectables like Botox for the wrinkles on the forehead and crows feet around the eyes. Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane help to fill the lines around the mouth and plump lips. In the early 40's, a minifacelift may be a good idea to give the face a more refreshed look, tightening the skin from the cheek area to the brow. As the aging process continues to take place a blepharoplasty can refresh the eyes. When the neck begins to show signs of aging a classic facelift helps the patient to maintain their most youthful appearance. The secret to maintaining a youthful appearance is to remain diligent about maintaining your most youthful appearance at every age.
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