Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 25 August 2004
Longevity Is Infectious
Bacteria foster long life in young flies
R. John Davenporthttp://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/34/nf78
Abstract: Nasty germs in fast-food burgers can kill, but a more cordial relationship with bacteria fosters longevity, a new study reveals. Now, research suggests that microbes help shape life span: Young flies need bacteria in order to maximize their adult survival.
Citation: R. J. Davenport, Longevity Is Infectious. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (34), nf78 (2004).
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