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  • Ireland’s Roche takes Vuelta lead
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    Leopold Konig wins stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana as Ireland’s Nicolas Roche finishes third to take the race lead.


  • Changing a Single Gene Allows Mice To Live 20 Percent Longer
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    An anonymous reader writes “A research team at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has been experimenting with changing mouse genes and seeing how it impacts their life. In a surprising discovery, when targeting just one gene change it was found they could extend the life of a mouse by 20 percent. The gene the researchers focused on is called mTOR and is associated with metabolism. By lowering its expression (to about 25 percent of what (more…)