Imagine a world where a tiny worm holds the secret to a longer, healthier life!
Scientists led by Dr. Pokrzywa (https://pokrzywalab.com/) from the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw uncovered a fascinating discovery about S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH), a special metabolite that seems to unlock the secret to extending the lifespan of these little creatures.
Dr. Serwa from IMol PAS (https://www.imol.institute/proteomics-core-facility) contributed to this research by performing a quantitative proteomic analysis. Proteomics project can be accessed here: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/pride/archive/projects/PXD041645
The scientists tinkered with the genes of these worms, giving them a boost of SAH. It turns out that these genetically enhanced worms not only lived longer but also aged more slowly.
The scientists believe their experiment is a game-changer, paving the way for more exciting research on aging. It's like cracking the code to a longer, healthier life, one worm at a time!
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