Monday, October 05, 2009
MONTY PYTHON AND THE SACRED SPERM
Sperm Fluid May Hold Key to Longer Life,
Austrian Scientists Find
Vienna (dpa) -- A substance contained in sperm fluid prolongs life and might be used in fighting Alzheimer disease, Austria's Graz University announced Monday.
Researchers Tobias Eisenberg and Frank Madeo have found that the substance spermidine extends the lifespan of human immune cells, as well as of mice, flies, worms and yeast fungus.
"We might have found the holy grail of age research,"
said Eisenberg, whose study involved 29 colleagues in six countries and was published in the British journal Nature Cell Biology on Sunday.
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