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Nanoparticles Reverse Bone Loss in Mice

Silica nanoparticles not only suppress bone loss but also promote bone acretion. Silica Nanoparticles Partially Reverse Osteoporosis in Mice – [fightaging.org] At the small scale, bone structure is constantly remodeled throughout life. We lose bone mass and strength as we age, a condition known as osteoporosis, in part due to a systemic shift of the […]

1938 – telomeres

In 1938 Hermann Muller coined the word, “telomere” (from the greek roots of tel and mere) to describe small end caps on the chromosomes of fruit flies. Two years later, Barbara McClintock, working independently on genetic research with maize, discovered that without the end caps, chromosomes can become stuck together, causing damage. It is now […]