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== Welcome to the Min lab. ==  
== Welcome to the Min lab. ==  
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We study the biology of aging using the fruit fly ''Drosophila melanogaster'' as a model.  It has been known for some time that reduced dietary intake extends lifespan in many diverse organisms including invertebrates, mammals and even single-celled fungi.  Recent studies aimed at understanding these phenomena have uncovered conserved genetic pathways utilized by diverse species that appear to regulate aging.  These cellular and organismal genetic pathways regulate metabolic processes in response to aspects of the environment such as nutrient availability.  It is quite likely that metabolic state and its regulation by genes in these pathways, can significantly affect life-span.
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We study the biology of aging using the fruit fly ''Drosophila melanogaster'' as a model.  It has been known for some time that reduced dietary intake extends lifespan in many diverse organisms including invertebrates, mammals and even single-celled fungi.  Recent studies aimed at understanding this phenomena have uncovered conserved genetic pathways utilized by diverse species, that appear to regulate aging.  These cellular and organismal genetic pathways regulate metabolic processes in response environmental factors such as nutrient compoition and availability.  It is quite likely that metabolic state and its regulation by genes in these pathways can significantly affect life-span.
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Our lab is focused on understanding the influence of genes and gene-products on the aging process.
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==Recent updates to the lab wiki==
==Recent updates to the lab wiki==

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Welcome to the Min lab.

We study the biology of aging using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model. It has been known for some time that reduced dietary intake extends lifespan in many diverse organisms including invertebrates, mammals and even single-celled fungi. Recent studies aimed at understanding this phenomena have uncovered conserved genetic pathways utilized by diverse species, that appear to regulate aging. These cellular and organismal genetic pathways regulate metabolic processes in response environmental factors such as nutrient compoition and availability. It is quite likely that metabolic state and its regulation by genes in these pathways can significantly affect life-span.

Recent updates to the lab wiki

27 July 2014

       15:52 LabName:Alcazar (diff; hist) . .  (-65) . . Ruben Alcazar (Talk | contribs)
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