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New Genes Slow Aging

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400 years ago, Juan Ponce de Leon scoured Florida in a vain search for the legendary fountain of youth.

He didn't find it. But perhaps now scientists have discovered something similar, in a set of genes
that can slow aging.

Linda Partridge, at the Institute of Healthy Ageing in London has been studying various life extension
strategies for many years, from caloric reduction to elimination of certain proteins in test subjects (mostly flies and worms)

Dr. Partridge is speaking today at The Royal Society in London regarding "the discovery of mutations in single genes that extend the lifespan of laboratory animals." Take a look and maybe live longer.

Curt runs a resource management software company in Texas.

Last updated: May 26, 2009




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