Saturday, 21 June 2014

Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms

Date:
June 19, 2014

Source:
Duke University

Summary:
Taking food away from C. elegans triggers a state of arrested development: while the organism continues to wriggle about, foraging for food, its cells and organs are suspended in an ageless, quiescent state. When food becomes plentiful again, the worm develops as planned, but can live twice as long as normal.

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