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A Dye to Keep from Dying

Yellow Dye Helps Worms Get to Their Golden Years

By Anette Breindl

Thursday, March 31, 2011
The FDA may be holding hearings this week on the question of whether food dyes are linked to behavioral problems. But in worms, it's all good: Scientists have reported that feeding the yellow dye Thioflavin T to roundworms increased the animals' median life span by 60 percent.

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