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Putting Stem Cells on Pause
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara describe a process for extending the longevity of stem cells
View the complete news release at: https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2022/020564/putting-stem-cells-pause
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — People are having children later than ever before. The average age of new parents in the United States has been rising for at least the past half century.
But time is tough on our bodies and our reproductive systems. For instance, as animals age, our stem cells are less effective at renewing our tissues. This is particularly true for germline stem cells, which turn into sperm and eggs.
What if there were a way to pause this process?