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Why fasting worms age slowly

Lipids of the N-acylethanolamine family mediate cell signalling across a wide range of organisms. In nematode worms, they translate food availability into fundamental choices about development that affect lifespan. See Letter p.226

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Figure 1: N-Acylethanolamines, feeding behaviour and lifespan.



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