"Link between biological clock and ageing revealed"

<p>DNA damage accumulation (in green) in old mice skin (Guiomar Solanas and Francisca Peixoto, IRB Barcelona)</p>
DNA damage accumulation (in green) in old mice skin (Guiomar Solanas and Francisca Peixoto, IRB Barcelona)

Several media, including Catalonia's public television channel TV3, have echoed research on stem cell circadian rhythm headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah at IRB Barcelona and done in collaboration with the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the University of California, Irvine (US).

Published in Cell, the two studies reject the scientific dogma associating ageing with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm and explain why a calorie restriction diet slows down ageing.

Link to TV3 (Interview with PhD student Francisca Oliveira Peixoto, co-first author of the studies together with Guiomar Solanas)

Selected media mentions

Link to Innovaspain

Link to SINC Agency

Link to ScienMag

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