New insights regarding how targeting the gut microbiome can improve longevity in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans

Posted by: | September 25, 2023 | Comments

Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics: Previous research has shown the aging process and frailty may be associated with a perturbed gut microbiome in elderly people. Indeed, gut microbes could be a major driver of age-associated inflammation in mice, and specific microbial signatures of healthy aging have been previously reported in long-lived individuals. However, it is still unknown whether targeting gut microbes can be effective in promoting healthy aging.

A new study, led by Prof. Meng Wang from the Huffington Center on Aging and Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (USA), has found that the genetic variations of gut microbes may modulate the production of pro-longevity metabolites in the host Caenorhabditis elegans.

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