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Animal Research Minute – Could scientists have discovered the fountain of youth?

 Well, ABC News reports that scientists have discovered that injecting young cells into mice makes the mice stronger and helps them to live longer. When researchers injected aging mice with stem-cell like cells taken from younger mice, the aging mice lived 3 times longer than normal mice, had improved muscle strength and their overall health improved. Understanding how these cells strengthen and lengthen the lives of mice could enable researchers to develop new treatments to help people stay healthier as they age.

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