This gene may help worms live longer, but not healthier

A surprising trade-off could have implications for antiaging therapies

protein microscopy

TRADE-OFF BROKER  A protein called TCER-1 (green, seen in a  microscope image in the gut and reproductive cells of a worm) helps strike a balance between immunity, fertility and longevity in nematodes. 

F. Amrit and A. Ghazi/Univ. of Pittsburgh

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