Biologists have discovered Komi rejuvenating effects of radiation

12.03.2004

12.03.2004


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Radiation can slow down the aging process. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers of the Institute of Biology, Komi, conducting a series of experiments on flies, fruit flies, half of the genes that is similar to the human.

Fruit flies were irradiated with small doses of ionizing radiation. As it turned out, after such procedures increased lifespan of most genotypes, as well as increased neuromuscular activity of test. The study were five generations of flies.

The positive effect of "anti-aging", according to the experimenters, acting only on the first and second generations, and the representatives of the fifth life expectancy even declined. That's why scientists do not hasten to say that radiation can indeed benefit, reports Komiinform.

Egor Alexandrov

11.03.2004

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