ERC grantee puts worms on diet to test aging patterns

To investigate the effect of diet on longevity, ERC grantee Riekelt Houtkooper is putting worms on different diets at the University of Amsterdam's Academic Medical Centre. "We do not want to prolong human life to 150, but we want to ensure that everyone lives to 85 in a healthy situation," Houtkooper told the audience at a Science|Business conference.

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