I've noticed that it takes a few days for more compehensible articles on new medical research to appear. Here is a good one from SiliconValley.com on the recent research into heat shock proteins in the humble nemotode worm. They are claimed to be a direct link between aging and age-related disease, which makes this very important research. Quotable quote: "Aging is slowed down," said Kenyon. "When the normal worms are in the nursing home, really, these guys are out on the golf course or backpacking in the woods. . . . They're vigorous and active." I hope that we'll be hearing more about this research in the coming year as other groups start to investigate.