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Cellular fountain of youth found [CNN]



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>                SCIENTISTS DISCOVER CELLULAR 'FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH'
>                                        
>      Cell/slide Adding the telomerase enzyme keeps cells alive and
>      dividing   In this story:
>      * Enzyme helps cells avoid aging, death
>      * Stock in biotech company skyrockets
>      * Telomeres grow back
>      * 'It will totally transform genetic engineering'
>      * Related stories and sites
>        
>      January 13, 1998
>      Web posted at: 8:55 p.m. EST (0155 GMT)
>      
>      WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Researchers at the University of Texas
>      Southwestern Medical Center say they have discovered a cellular
>      "fountain of youth" that enables human cells to avoid normal aging
>      and cell death.
>      
>      The finding won't make people any younger or allow them to live
>      forever, but the researchers say it could keep them healthier
>      longer.

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