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Grantee in the News: Collin Ewald’s Research Explores Collagen and Longevity

Dec 18
2014

Grantee in the News: Collin Ewald’s Research Explores Collagen and Longevity View MoreBACK

On December 15, Medical Press reported on research co-authored by 2013 Ellison Postdoctoral Fellow Collin Ewald, PhD on longevity interventions in microscopic worms. This study was originally published in the journal Nature

Dr. Ewald and his collaborators tested interventions that were previously proven to boost longevity on C. elegans worms. Their tests showed that all of the interventions helped to increase collagen production and other proteins that support the structural integrity of tissues, organs, and bones.  Found in both C. elegans and humans, collagen helps to give tissue elasticity and strength. 

The authors of this study believe that this research can be utilized by both pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies for new product development.

Read more on Dr. Ewald’s research here.

Dr. Collin Ewald is a Research Fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

For further insights on how C. elegans are used as models of human aging in research, explore this Ask the Expert interview on InfoAging.org:
https://www.afar.org/infoaging/ask-the-expert/thomas-johnson/





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