Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 12 May 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 19, p. nf49
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.19.nf49]


Slipshod Survival

Mice that produce energy inefficiently live longer than those that don't

Mary Beckman

Abstract: Sloppiness has unexpected virtues. Mice with slovenly metabolism live longer than their neat-freak cousins, new research shows. The finding supports the idea that reactive oxygen species, troublemaking molecules that attack cells, shorten life span.

Citation: M. Beckman, Slipshod Survival. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (19), nf49 (2004).

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