Double Your Lifespan with a Drug that Mutates Your Ribosomes

It’s been known for a while that restricting your diet will increase your lifespan, but now researchers have shown one reason why: Eating less causes your ribosomes (your cells’ protein factories) to mutate. Biologists at the University of Washington have managed to induce the life-extending mutation in ribosomes with a drug.

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~ by spyaokid on April 18, 2008.

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