Researchers at Stanford University believe that they may have found a way to stop the aging process.
They have conducted experiments on mice and have reversed the aging of their skin by blocking a single gene in the basal layer (the lowest, most active layer of the skin) of an older mouse.
Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D. with Johns Hopkins Dermatology Department says that "There has to be a certain amount of healthy skepticism here because this is a mouse model, not a human model. In skin, the majority of what people perceive as aging comes from sun exposure."
These findings suggest that wrinkling in skin might be caused in part by an active gene that doctors could possibly turn off. Researchers say that human trials are still five to ten years away.