ribosomes

How Eating Less Can Slow the Aging Process

by Brigham Young University

Despite this study's observed connection between consuming fewer calories and improved lifespan, researcher assures that people shouldn't start counting calories and expect to stay forever young

Protein ‘Rescues’ Stuck Cellular Factories

by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Using a powerful data-crunching technique, Johns Hopkins researchers have sorted out how a protein keeps defective genetic material from gumming up the cellular works. The protein, Dom34, appears to “rescue” protein-making factories called ribosomes when they get stuck obeying defective genetic instructions, the researchers report in the Feb. 27 issue of Cell.