02/09/2009

Secret to youthful skin unlocked

SCIENTISTS from Singapore and Germany have discovered that mutations in the PYCR1 gene cause a rare genetic condition that result in premature skin ageing, known as 'wrinkly skin syndrome'.

 

These novel findings, published in the Sept 1 issue of prestigious journal Nature Genetics, provide insight into how some genes help maintain youthful skin and could lead to ways of reversing the effects of ageing, and wrinkled skin.