Today's rhyme is on a path-breaking scientific discovery called telomerase.
ELIXIR OF YOUTH
Eureka! It has been discovered at last All ye old fossils line up fast the Elixir of Youth is no longer a mystery Researchers at Harvard have made history If a report in "Nature" is to be believed We, old buzzards, would be greatly relieved It is the telomerase gene which can reverse the process of aging ( it seems so perverse ) Experiments conducted on tottering old mice Threw up quite a great surprise Old rats to whom mating meant jitters could now sire very large litters Rhymers prepare to study the genetic code And On Intimations of Immortality write a new Ode The only hitch here is that we may be no more By the time this wonder gene reaches our shore
This is not a figment of my imagination, but reported in the reputed medical journal "NATURE", which you can browse, if interested, at the following site