Aging: The blurry line between life and death

Julia Liu, Toren Finkel

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Although historically reactive oxygen species have been implicated as a potential cause of ageing, recent evidence suggests that a modest increase in oxidants can actually extend lifespan. A new study suggests that, in Caenorhabditis elegans, reactive oxygen species regulate longevity through a pathway classically linked to apoptosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R610-R613
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 7 2014
Externally publishedYes


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