Flying in the face of aging
December 16, 2013
The Methuselah fruit fly lives for about four months – four times longer than an ordinary fruit fly.
They’re also more vigorous. “They beat up the other flies and take their women away,” said Gregory Benford, a retired UC Irvine physics professor.
Benford, 72, is co-founder of Genescient Corp., a Fountain Valley research and development company that studies fruit flies to learn how to slow human aging and aging-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.