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The Scent of Longevity: How Smelling Harmful Substances May Prolong Life

Publicado em 08 dezembro 2023
In a study involving nematode worms, scientists found that when these worms were exposed to a specific compound released by harmful bacteria, it triggered the activation of a neural pathway. This activation led to an increase in the lifespan of the worms and a reduction in protein aggregation, which is known to be a contributing factor in the development of neurodegenerative illnesses. An organism’s reaction to repugnant odors can be an indicator of the organism’s capacity to [...]