Scientists at UW discover and reverse a cause of aging-related disease in mice

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently published their study results in the journal Aging Cell. These results showed that the mice that were making an excess of a human protein called AT-1 displayed signs of early aging, as well as premature death. The researchers were able to reverse these signs by restoring a cellular function that appeared to be blocked in these particular mice. The researchers believe these findings may be related to the disease progeria, but may also have the capacity to shed light on other aging related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists Discover and Reverse a Cause of Aging-related Disease in Mice” was posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine news page.