Skip to main content
Email Print Share


News From the Field

Deprived of a Sense of Smell, Worms Live Longer


October 23, 2008

C. elegans worms 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. Full Story

Source
Washington University School of Medicine

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: https://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: https://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: https://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/