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02/20/2013 11:50 am ET

Study: Being Cold May Promote Longevity

Roundworms, also known as nematodes, live longer in colder temperatures. According to new research from the University of Michigan, this is because cold air acts as a trigger for a gene receptor -- TRPA-1 -- that, once triggered, sets off a chain of reactions that culminates in the activation of a gene known to be tied to longevity.

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