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Yellow dye commonly found in science laboratories is a fountain of youth and staves off diseases like Alzheimer's, at least for microscopic roundworms, scientists at Novato's Buck Institute reported.

Coming in a close second as an agent to extend worm longevity is curcumin, the active ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric, a far more palatable and accessible substance.

It will take years and not-so-small fortunes to determine if the dye, known as Thioflavin T, or the spice associated with curry have a similarly salutatory effect on humans, the experts at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging said.

But their findings, published last week in the prestigious journal Nature, point out an “exciting new avenue in the search for compounds that both extend lifespan and slow disease processes,†said Silvestre Alavez, a Buck biochemist.
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So, I can enjoy my curry AND not worry about Alzheimer's?
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