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Gupta et al. report in this issue that, in Drosophila melanogaster, a dietary supplement of spermidine—a polyamine originally isolated from semen—protects against cognitive aging by acting through the autophagic pathway.

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  1. Ronald L. Davis is in the Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute Florida, Jupiter, Florida, USA.

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