Cynthia Kenyon

Cynthia Kenyon: Experiências que dão pistas para vidas mais longas

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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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Cynthia Kenyon · 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.

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.