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Scientists have created a single protein that inhibits aging in fruitflies. The compound binds to receptors on cell membranes involved in aging and blocks them. Doing so extends a fruitflys life by a third with no apparent side effects. Why these receptors even exist and what they have to do with aging isnt known. But similar receptors exist in other animals, including humans. Learning more about them might one day extend human life as well.

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    Sound,Education,Developmental Biology,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722014833137T,Learn,Learner,anti-inflamitory compound,High school lower division 9-10,High school upper division 11-12,longevity,General public & informal education,Undergraduate lower division 13-14,Life Science,Audio,Audio/Visual,Undergraduate upper division 15-16

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