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Monday, December 14, 2015

new metric to track aging

Worm research in life extension leads scientists to discover new metric to track aging
December 10, 2015

C. elegans nematode worm (credit: The Goldstein Lab) 
Living longer usually means a living longer in old age, but wouldn't it better to extend young adulthood instead?
When researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California administered an antidepressant called mianserin to the Caenorhabditis elegans roundworm in 2007, they discovered the drug increased the lifespan of the “young adulthood” of roundworms by 30–40 per cent. So, does that mean it will work in humans? Not necessarily. “There are millions of years … more…

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