“Axis of aging” mechanism uncovered in worms


C. elegans is a pretty unassuming worm, but its simplicity makes it a great model to study biological processes. It’s been used to study longevity and so far remains the only creature whose brain has been completely mapped out. Combining those two fields, researchers at the University of Michigan have now uncovered how the worm’s brain and gut communicate with each other to coordinate aging throughout the body.

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Publicado el 01 de marzo del 2018