New wrinkle in anti-aging

Scientists at England’s Newcastle University have found that an enzyme called mitochondrial complex II, found in human skin cells, declines as we age. As these “energy batteries” slow down, the activity of harmful free-radical molecules increases, leading to wrinkles, less elastic skin and perhaps other signs associated with old age.

TRENDPOST: The discovery not only suggests new cosmetic or pharmaceutical treatments to retard the aging process, but also gives bioscientists a new path to follow in studying the ways in which aging affects other organs.

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