Like every other living creature on the planet, our bodies are slaves to the endless march of time. There’s nothing we can to do stop it — at least not yet — and eventually we’ll fall apart just like everything that has come before us. But what if we didn’t? What if scientists could slow down, or even prevent the cellular deterioration that leads us to age?

A new experiment aboard the International Space Station could be the first tiny step towards such a discovery. The ESA will be testing the potential for man-made nanoparticles to be used in the fight against free radicals, which are known to be one of the biggest culprits in damaging cells and DNA over the course of

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