Fountain of youth in bile? Longevity molecule identified

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 10:21 in Biology & Nature

The human quest for longer life may be one step closer. A new study is the first to identify the role of a bile acid, called lithocholic acid, in extending the lifespan of normally aging yeast. The findings may have significant implications for human longevity and health, as yeast share some common elements with people.

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