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View Resource Altered Genes, Altered Metabolism - Longer Life?

Studying a tiny worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, scientists discovered that a gene which regulates glucose (sugar) metabolism may also enhance longevity. The principle investigator, Dr. David Finkelstein, says, "this finding suggests that altering glucose metabolism could be a key to slowing aging in higher organisms, even perhaps in humans." Working with a variety of taxa from mice to monkeys,...
View Resource Carbohydrate Chemistry and Glycobiology: A Web Tour

As a companion to its special March 23, 2001 issue on carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology, Science magazine online has provided for free this special in-depth look at the diverse field of carbohydrate science. Recent breakthroughs in the field involve using carbohydrate's power to modify the structure and function of proteins to synthesize new drugs. This amazing Web tour begins with links to...