Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 24 November 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 47, p. nf105
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.47.nf105]


Young at Heart

Life-extending mutation preserves fly hearts

R. John Davenport

Abstract: Slowing the aging clock keeps the heart ticking strong, according to new work in flies. Insects with a life-stretching genetic alteration maintain robust heart rates and withstand cardiac stress better than do normal insects. The work shows that a mechanism that stalls aging in the entire organism also hinders deterioration of particular tissues.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Young at Heart. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (47), nf105 (2004).

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