Could stem cells hold the key to human longevity?

04/23/2014 | New Scientist

Researchers studying the blood of a woman who was once the oldest living person have discovered that longevity may be linked to the capacity of stem cells to replenish tissues. When she died, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper had two remaining stem cells, leading researchers to speculate that perhaps aging bodies could be rejuvenated by replenishing blood with stem cells saved from earlier in life.

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