Professor Mitsuhiro Yanagida, lead researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, whose team have discovered metabolites specifically related to ageing. Photo: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

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Professor Mitsuhiro Yanagida, lead researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, whose team have discovered metabolites specifically related to ageing. Photo: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
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