Mechanisms of Aging in Bone Marrow Stem Cells

  title={Mechanisms of Aging in Bone Marrow Stem Cells},
  author={Liza Gross},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
1637 Settling into middle-age typically brings the unpleasant realization that many things don’t work quite like they used to. Spicy foods cause gastric distress. Muscles lose tone and agility. Wounds take longer to heal. Theories of aging abound and genetics clearly plays some role, but there’s little disagreement that the body’s maintenance and repair systems deteriorate with age. Stem cells combat the aging process by replenishing old or damaged cells—particularly in the skin, gut, and blood… CONTINUE READING