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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 7 January 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 1, p. nf4
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.1.nf4]


Tasting Longevity

Worms live longer after losing neurons for smell and taste

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Unlike guys, nematodes gain from being insensitive: Mutations that deaden their senses also prolong their survival. New work identifies the neurons that underlie this life-extending effect, supporting the idea that worms alter their life span based on perceptions of their surroundings.

Citation: M. Leslie, Tasting Longevity. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (1), nf4 (2004).

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