New research published in “Aging Cell” highlights the remarkable regenerative properties of sea urchins.
Getting older isn’t fun, lots of things stop working while the rest of you just gets really slow. It’s all thanks to our body’s ability to regenerate new cells, or rather lack there of as we get older. Sea urchins don’t have this problem. They can regrow lost limbs, live for over 100 years and reproduce at 80 like they’re actually 21.
The Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory has received a $20,000 grant to support a new course on aging that will examine the abilities by humans to repair and regenerate tissue as they get older.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age.
How can I live longer? That’s the big question for many people — and one of the answers may rest in a millimeter-long, dirt-dwelling roundworm.