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Cynthia Kenyon:
Cynthia Kenyon: Experiências que dão pistas para vidas mais longas

TEDGlobal 2011 · 16:23 · Filmed Jul 2011
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O que regula o envelhecimento? A bioquímica Cynthia Kenyon descobriu uma simples mutação genética que consegue duplicar o tempo de vida de um simples verme, C. elegans. Os resultados dessa descoberta, e de outras, estão a apontar para como poderemos um dia prolongar significativamente a vida humana na sua juventude.

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Biochemist, geneticist
When it comes to aging well, having “good genes” (or rather, mutant ones) is key, says Cynthia Kenyon. She unlocked the genetic secret of longevity in roundworms — and now she’s working to do the same for humans. Full bio

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