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Genetic treatment that extends the lifespan of flies by 9% and prevents Alzheimer's is developed

15 March 2021

Modifying brain cell activity can extend the lifespan of fruit flies by 9% while also preventing the damage characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, finds a new study led by Dr Nathan Woodling and Dr Ekin Bolukbasi (UCL Institute of Health Ageing, UCL Biosciences).

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