Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 25 August 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 34, p. nf78
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.34.nf78]


Longevity Is Infectious

Bacteria foster long life in young flies

R. John Davenport

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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