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Insulin link in brain may be key to longer life

20th July 2007

Adjusting a brain signalling pathway linked to insulin could be the key to longer life, say scientists. Insulin is the viral hormone that tells the body how to regulate its use of sugar as fuel for cells. Experiments with worms and flies have indicated that reducing insulin signalling lengthens lifespan. But in higher animals, including humans, this can lead to diabetes.  

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Title: Insulin link in brain may be key to longer life
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 3523
Date Added: 20th Jul 2007

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Birmingham Post

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