Longlived, Cancer-Free Rodents Offer Possible Cures for Human Aging

If you want to live forever, one of the main things stopping you is cancer. Many of the mechanisms that prevent cells from aging also make those cells prone to carcinogenic mutations. But now a research team at the University of Rochester has discovered that small rodents like chinchillas (pictured) manage to live… » 9/18/08 7:00am 9/18/08 7:00am