Antibacterial Drug Increases The Longevity Of Worms
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Sarah Azoubel Lima is a researcher affiliated with UC San Diego. She has been using C. elegans to study how poly(A) tails can play a role in regulating gene expression. She also does some work on the mechanisms of regulation of the let-7 miRNA and on improving CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in worms.


Antibacterial Drug Increases The Longevity Of Worms

By 2050, 20% of the world's population will be 60 years old or more. Under this scenario, diseases related to aging will represent an overwhelming public health issue with drastic socio-economic implications. Thus, we are at a critical point to define interventions that can prevent or attenuate the degeneration that inevitably occurs as we age. Enoxacin is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent and has been used to treat human urinary infections. A recent study published in Redox Biology by scientists...

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