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Deprived of a Sense of Smell, Worms Live Longer
October 23, 2008
Many animals live longer when raised on low calorie diets. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., have shown that they can extend the life-spans of roundworms even when the worms are well fed--it just takes a chemical that blocks their sense of smell to do so.
Washington University School of Medicine
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