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Balancing amino acids for a longer life

If I say the phrases ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘nutritional balance’ to you, you’d probably think of the pages of quack websites selling untested supplements than the pages of Nature. And yet this week’s issue has a study that actually looks at these issues with scientific rigour. It shows that, at least for fruit flies, eating a…

A child in the womb is not just some hapless creature waiting to be born into a world of experience. It is preparing. Through its mother, it senses the conditions of the world outside and its body plans its growth accordingly. There is strong evidence that people who are under-nourished as embryos grow up to…