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Scientists Potentially Postpone the Aging Process...In fruit flies

Author:  Maria Zagorulya

Could we be one step closer to the fountain of youth? In a recent study, scientists at the University of California Los Angeles found that activating a specific gene in key organ systems appears to slow down aging. Upon activation of this gene in fruit fly intestines, the team saw a 30 percent increase in their lifespans. This suggests that delaying aging in the whole body could be achieved remotely by turning on a gene in a single organ system.