The correct number of protein links keeps cells in the right position while still allowing elasticity.
(PRWEB) January 02, 2014
Cell loss in neurons, the basic building blocks of the nervous system, causes Parkinson’s disease. Cell depletion in the immune system increases your risk for infection.
Special proteins link with one another to hold cells in place. The correct number of protein links keeps cells in the right position while still allowing elasticity. With time, too many cross-links develop in random places in a way that reduces elasticity. This can lead to hardening of the arteries, poor vision, and saggy skin.
The SENS Research Foundation focuses on controlling these seven types of damage that cause aging. Philanthropist Jason Hope says, “Foundations like SENS are taking a different approach to anti-aging. They are focused on finding cures for disease that break down the body and thus cause us to age faster than we should. Disease like Alzheimer’s and heart and lung disease affect all functions of the body. Traditional medicine looks at treating these diseases after they happen. We want to focus on stopping these diseases from ever happening. We have spent so much time focused on medication for treating disease and not enough time on preventing that disease from ever happening.”
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