Centenarian Tortoises May Set the Standard for Anti-Aging

Centenarian Tortoises May Set the Standard for Anti-Aging

Trilobites Centenarian Tortoises May Set the Standard for Anti-Aging Tortoises and turtles don’t just live for a long time — they barely age while they live. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. For mammals like humans, aging is inevitable. No matter how many vitamins we take, skin sags, bones soften and joints stiffen over time. However, turtles and tortoises age more gracefully. Despite their wrinkled skin and toothless gums, species like Galápagos giant tortoises seem unscathed by the ravages of aging. Some show few signs of slowing down as they plod into their 100s. To determine what drives these ageless wonders, two groups of researchers examined turtles, tortoises and their ectothermic, or coldblooded, …
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