Yellow dye 1 could be the key to immortality [Worm Overlords]


    While red food dye may still be a problem in young humans, for roundworms a commonly used lab dye remarkably increases their longevity. Basic Yellow 1, aka Thioflavin T is used in laboratories around the world. Apparently, for the commonly experimented on C. elegens, it provides a substantial lifespan boost. Healthy nematodes treated with the dye lived 50% longer, and those bread to have symptoms mimicking Alzheimer’s showed slowed disease progress. More


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