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Stem cells: Regenerating the skin of a young patient

A publication in Nature reports the successful regeneration of ~80% of the skin of a patient with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) using a combination of ex vivo gene therapy and stem-cell replacement therapy. The procedure represents a major stepping stone in the translation of stem

Okinawa Diet: The Japanese Way to Stay Young and Slim

It’s no miracle to see many people enjoying a healthy life in their 90s and 100s in Japan. Not only are the people in Japan known to live long lives but they also boast of ageless beauty. Is there a secret behind their

Young at heart: why children who exercise become healthier adults

Studies show that physical activity in childhood can psoitively affect the developing brain. Photograph: YakobchukOlena/Getty Images/iStockphoto Last week, Public Health England said 6 million middle-aged adults in England take less than 10 minutes’ brisk exercise a month, risking their health. But when does