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Houtkooper, Riekelt

Owing to improved medical care and treatment our society is rapidly aging. As a result, age-related diseases are also on the rise. These have a strong impact on the aging individual as well as on our society. Age-related maladies involve multiple and often distinct organ systems....

Weinkove, David

We use C. elegans to understand the relationship between animals, nutrition and microbes. We have found that inhibition of E. coli folate synthesis increases C. elegans lifespan and we are investigating how this works and if it is applicable to the mammalian gut....