Key To Vitality May Be Found In Fruit Flies
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Aired 11/16/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Leanne Jones, associate professor, Salk's Laboratory of Genetics and a lead scientist on the project.
We interview Dr. Jones about the discovery.
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The secret to vitality and insight to age-related diseases may be found in the intestines - of a fruit fly.
Researchers at the Salk Instutite for Biological Studies and at University of California, Los Angeles found fruit flies lived up to 50 percent longer, after a gene in their intestine was altered.
The study is published online in Cell Metabolism.