Bacteria may be driver of 70% of genes believed to control aging, groundbreaking study indicates — RT World News

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Bacteria may be driver of 70% of genes believed to control aging, groundbreaking study indicates — RT World News
https://www.rt.com/news/527558-bacteria-genes-aging-study/ Scientists may need to rethink how aging works, a new study suggests, as 70% of the genes in fruit flies traditionally believed to be linked to aging turned out to actually be involved in the immune response to bacteria. The groundbreaking study conducted by researchers with the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders was published by the iScience journal. The scientists stumbled upon the discovery by chance while studying the genetics behind the aging mechanisms in the fruit fly known as Drosophila. Previously, they found that a hyperactive immune system may be the key factor behind neural damage, and to test it further, they grew a bunch of flies, raising them on antibiotics to prevent bacteria growth. The results…

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