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EXTending Life

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Slowing the aging process, delaying the onset of diseases, extending cellular life... as people grow older, they often seek products or therapies to try to stay young and healthy. A researcher in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University may have discovered the proverbial “fountain of youth” that may one day help us all to live better and happier lives. Stanley R. Terlecky, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine has identified a novel technology that can reduce or even eliminate accumulation of free radicals or oxidants in cells long associated with the aging process. His research focuses on peroxisomes, essential subcellular structures whose critical roles in metabolism, aging, and disease have only recently come to light.