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162. The Science of Longevity

How can we increase our life expectancy? Do we have any control over it or is it all to do with o...

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07.00 18 Apr 2024


162. The Science of Longevity



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07.00 18 Apr 2024


How can we increase our life expectancy? Do we have any control over it or is it all to do with our genetic makeup? A new study into microscopic worms has revealed how their genes allow them to enter a 'dauer' state of almost hibernation during times of limited food and in doing so expand their lifespan from 2 weeks to over 2 months. Luke explains how this works and how this finding could be useful for humans.


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