Aging gracefully requires taking right out the trash Suppressing a cellular cleanup-mechanism referred to as autophagy can easily accelerate the accumulation of protein aggregates leading to neural degeneration. Within an upcoming issue of Autophagy, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Research report for the first time that the opposite holds true aswell: Boosting autophagy in the anxious system of fruit flies avoided the age-dependent accumulation of cellular harm in neurons and promoted longevity .D. The age-related accumulation of proteins and lipids broken by chemically aggressive types of oxygen is considered by most in the geriatrics field to become a normal portion of the aging process.