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Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne discovered that a hormone receptor is one of the links between nutrition and life expectancy in the roundworms.
The biology of ageing and its clinical implication; a practical handbook.
Controversial evolutionary biologist and author Prof Richard Dawkins launched the centre yesterday and delivered the first lecture on the biology of ageing. Prof Alan Silman, medical director of Arthritis Research UK, said: "The work of the new centre directed towards these goals will make a practical difference to the lives of millions people as they get older."