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Colorado State University research could add years to human life

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- If it were up to you, how old would you like to live?

If Colorado State University professors Karyn Hamilton and Benjamin Miller have any say, prepare to see your great-grandkid's college graduation, right?

Well, not exactly.

CSU is working with bio-technology companies to investigate ways to help protect human cells against stresses associated with aging.

In other words, researchers are trying to find ways to make people live a longer time in a healthier state.

To increase the number of years people live free from the burden of disease. Feeling good, until you go.

The research is fully funded by the National Institute on Aging, a federal government agency.

"I would say probably within the next five to 10 years we will see some of these trickle-down effects as far as improving health in humans," said professor Benjamin Miller with the Department of Health and Exercise Science.

Until then, we will just have to remain, young at heart.