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Deprived of a Sense of Smell, Worms Live Longer

October 23, 2008

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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

Washington University School of Medicine

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