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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Controlling Fly aging

‘Methuselah fly’ created by selecting best cells
January 16, 2015

A deceased Drosophila melanogaster. (Credit: Institute for Cell Biology, University of Bern) University of Bern researchers have prolonged the lifespan of flies by activating a gene that destroys unhealthy cells. The results could also open new possibilities in human anti-aging research. The researchers at the Institute of Cell Biology from the University of Bern in Switzerland, led by Eduardo Moreno, developed a new method to extend the … more…

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