Pheromone Signaling of Male C. elegans Worm Shortens Hermaphrodite Lifespan

Pheromone Signaling of Male C. elegans Worm Shortens Hermaphrodite Lifespan

A new study by Stanford University researchers has found that male roundworms are capable of secreting signaling molecules that seriously impacts the lifespan of their female counterparts. In contemplating the function of such signaling molecules, the group suggests that male roundworms trigger the premature demise of their female partners, in a bid to conserve precious […]