Mangrove leaves are like stem cells

Ed Park, MD aging, dr ed park, mitochondrial theory of aging, stem cell theory of aging 1 Comment

My boys and I were fortunate to take a beautiful kayak adventure through the GeoPark mangrove forest in Langkawi, Malaysia.   Our naturalist guide pointed out an interesting adaptation to the salty environment that we would never have intuited on our own. The mangrove trees absorb excess salt then “choose” certain leaves in which to concentrate that salt. As a result, …