Scientists Discover S6KI Gene Impacting Longevity

RedTracker| Scientists have identified a gene S6K1 that influences healthy mammalian lifestpan, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Deleting S6K1 gene in mice caused mice to behave in a similar way mammals living a lifetime on a calorie-restricted diet.

“These mice were resistant to type 2 diabetes … and they also appeared to have reduced incidence of the mouse-equivalent of osteoporosis — so they had stronger bones,” said Dominic Withers of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at University College London. via Reuters