Brighton university is finding the key to ageing

The Argus: Bhavik Patel Bhavik Patel

Scientists hope to have found a key to help them unlock the mysteries of the human ageing process.
 

The team from the University of Brighton are developing a sensor which can help monitor molecules that damage cells and contribute to the way people get older.
 

The molecules are also blamed for the development of diseases like diabetes, kidney failure, heart disease and cancer.
 

The university has been awarded a £94,000 research grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to continue its work.
 

Later this year the university will host a workshop for scientists from around the UK to showcase the sensor.
 

Project leader Bhavik Patel is a senior lecturer in the university’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences.
 

He said: “We are confident our research will benefit UK bioscience and advance scientific development in the study of ageing both nationally and internationally.”

The research project is expected to run until autumn 2014.

 

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4:32pm Sun 1 Sep 13

Col. Joshua John-Ward says...

It's been established that sleeping in certain positions can completely halt the ageing process.

The most common position is behind the wheel of your car.
It's been established that sleeping in certain positions can completely halt the ageing process. The most common position is behind the wheel of your car. Col. Joshua John-Ward

4:33pm Sun 1 Sep 13

Col. Joshua John-Ward says...

Men can ignore many signs of ageing, like baldness and getting fat.

But you never forget the first time you sit down on your own B0LL0CKS
Men can ignore many signs of ageing, like baldness and getting fat. But you never forget the first time you sit down on your own B0LL0CKS Col. Joshua John-Ward

9:27pm Sun 1 Sep 13

Bt'n-breezy says...

We are relatively inflexible creatures and as we age we become to a greater or lesser extent disconnected with the world. The trouble with living longer is that the sense of disconnection increases and we may end up suffering greatly.
We are relatively inflexible creatures and as we age we become to a greater or lesser extent disconnected with the world. The trouble with living longer is that the sense of disconnection increases and we may end up suffering greatly. Bt'n-breezy

3:43am Mon 2 Sep 13

Minty1971 says...

I only have one wrinkle and Im sitting on that.
I only have one wrinkle and Im sitting on that. Minty1971

11:49pm Mon 2 Sep 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

The bloke could at least smile in the picture. With his hair loss I predict he is about 54. Or maybe he a genetically modified robot on steroids.
The bloke could at least smile in the picture. With his hair loss I predict he is about 54. Or maybe he a genetically modified robot on steroids. Hoarder12345444

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