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Volume 36, Issue 5, May 2014

Living longer by eating less: A laboratory artefact? Highlighted article: Why do the well-fed appear to die young? (pages 439-450)
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aging, autophagy, caloric restriction, dietary restriction, lifespan extension, reproduction, somatic maintenance

Studying ancient, preserved biomolecules: DNA and more. Highlighted article: Ancient biomolecules: Their origins, fossilization, and role in revealing the history of life (pages 482-490)

ancient DNA, biomarkers, fossil arthropods, fossil preservation, melanin, molecular clock, molecular taphonomy

Healthy eating for your heart. Highlighted article: How does the Mediterranean diet promote cardiovascular health? Current progress toward molecular mechanisms (pages 526-537)

cardiovascular, epigenomics, Mediterranean diet, microRNAs, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, stroke

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