Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 12 December 2001
Vol. 2001, Issue 11, p. nf5
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2001.11.nf5]

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Hard Times Teach Life-Extending Lessons

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2001/11/nf5

Abstract: A network of genes controls whether worm larvae hibernate during tough times. Some long-lived worms co-opt elements of the network to extend their lives during good times as well. Now, two groups of scientists have identified a gene that seems to make a hormone that is crucial for propelling worms toward adulthood--and it influences longevity as well.

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