Scientists Demonstrate Direct Link between Reducing Errors in Protein Production and Lifespan

Researchers at UCL and MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences have demonstrated that reducing naturally occurring errors in protein synthesis improves both health and lifespan in different model organisms. The findings are the first to demonstrate a direct link between fewer protein mistakes and longevity. The study also found that some drugs that are approved for human use, and which are known to have anti-aging properties, act to correct errors in proteins.