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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 19 May 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 20, p. nf52
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.20.nf52]

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Shining a Light on Long Life

Scientists identify key step in fruit fly longevity pathway

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/20/nf52

Abstract: For fruit flies, longevity is only a mutation away. A new study sheds light on one of the insects' most famous life-extending gene glitches. The work identifies molecules that activate a protein that adjusts fly aging, and the results might help clarify whether the same protein shapes human survival.

Citation: M. Leslie, Shining a Light on Long Life. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (20), nf52 (2004).

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