Ageing: A stretch in time

@article{Pincus2016AgeingAS,
  title={Ageing: A stretch in time},
  author={Zachary Pincus},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={530},
  pages={37-38}
}
  • Zachary Pincus
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Plots of survival against time for nematode worms in different conditions can be superimposed by rescaling the time axis. This observation has far-reaching implications for our understanding of the nature of ageing. See Letter p.103 This study in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, well established as a model organism in ageing research, shows that a range of different interventions — mutations in the insulin/IGF-1 signalling pathway, changes in ambient temperature, and chemically induced… CONTINUE READING

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