An algorithm that can help in the search for aging-suppressing drugs has been developed by researchers whose work compares gene expression in young and elderly patients’ cells. The scientists have based the new research on their previously developed methods in the study of cancer cells. Each cell uses particular schemes of molecular interaction, which physiologists call intercellular signaling pathways.
The scientists point out that their algorithm can be used in rapid and inexpensive search for drugs which can minimize the difference between the cells of young and elderly patients. This means that it will be possible to speed up the search for longevity drugs and decrease its cost. What is more, this will be achieved not by simply fighting some particular diseases, but by a complex influence on the mechanisms of aging.
Source: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. “Algorithm developed for anti-aging remedy search.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 May 2014.
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