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Video: Skin cell study breakthrough provides anti-ageing treatments boost

A breakthrough in the study of human skin cells could pave the way for powerful anti-ageing cosmetics and cancer fighting drugs, according to scientists behind the research.

The team from Newcastle University said for the first time they had identified that the activity of a key enzyme in human skin declines with age.

This means, according to the study, that there is now a specific target for developing tailored anti-ageing treatments that "may counter this decline in bio-energy".

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