Viruses in the guts of centenarians may help them resist pathogens
A team of researchers found a unique population of viruses in the guts of people over the age of 100 from Japan and Sardinia.
This work was supported in part by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, The Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics (CMIT), and the National Institutes of Health.
Johansen J et al. Centenarians have a diverse gut virome with the potential to modulate metabolism and promote healthy lifespan. Nature Microbiology. Online May 15, 2023. DOI:10.1038/s41564-023-01370-6.