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Fountain of Youth – Innovation at Harvard

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Our bodies repair and regenerate with the help of compound structures at the end of chromosomes called telomeres. But as these telomeres weaken, we age. Harvard swimmer Meaghan Leddy COL ’12 explains how Harvard scientists are exploring ways to reverse the symptoms of aging by increasing the levels of a certain enzyme to keep our telomeres healthy. It’s a program with eternal benefits.