Gift of life for 'low' worms
PUBLISHED: 10:45 27 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 28 March 2014
JANUARY 27, 2008: Scientists carry out some bizarre experiments – and giving worms antidepressants might seem among the strangest.
An antidepressant called mianserin succeeded in extending the worms’ lifespan by 30 per cent. Mianserin achieves this by tricking the worm into thinking it is starving, but without causing malnutrition