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Untangling Functional Declines in the Locomotion of Aging Worms

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Thomas Kirkwood



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All physiological functions decline with age, but which changes are primary and which are secondary is not always clear. Liu et al. (2013), examining functional changes in the muscles and motor neurons of C. elegans, suggest that when it comes to locomotion, it is the nervous system that shows earlier age-related deterioration.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kirkwood TBL

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cell Metabolism

Year: 2013

Volume: 18

Issue: 3

Pages: 303-304

Print publication date: 03/09/2013

Online publication date: 03/09/2013

ISSN (print): 1550-4131

ISSN (electronic): 1932-7420

Publisher: Cell Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2013.08.013