Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 27 July 2005
How Long Do I Have, Doc?
Protein foretells life span of genetically identical nematodes
Abstract: Star Trek fans know that the unnamed crewman will usually die before the episode's first commercial. In real life, however, even doctors can't make such accurate predictions about a person's remaining time. But researchers might achieve the feat for nematodes, according to a new study suggesting that a worm's output of a stress-fighting protein forecasts its life span. The work might eventually allow scientists to devise tests to estimate human longevity.
Citation: M. Leslie, How Long Do I Have, Doc? Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (30), nf60 (2005).
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