(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have shown that worms live longer lives if they produce excess levels of a protein, p62, which recognizes toxic cell proteins that are tagged for destruction. The discovery, published in Nature Communications, could help uncover treatments for age-related conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, which are often caused by accumulation of misfolded proteins.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/sbpm-tst121019.php