The new biology of ageing

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Presenter: Linda Partridge

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Tags: lifespan

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Research into ageing has been rejuvenated by the discovery of mutations in single genes that extend the lifespan of laboratory animals. Some of the signalling pathways involved, particularly the insulin/Igf-like pathway, have effects on lifespan across such diverse species as nematode worms, fruit flies and mice.