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Pacific banana slug: secret origin of the slime-fountain of youth. Photo © Jitze Couperus,

Slugs and snails may provide the secret to perpetual youthfulness

Years ago, when commiserating about my squeamishness for slugs, Nature Boy speculated that these terrestrial molluscs might yet surprise us. “Perhaps scientists will discover remarkable youth-preserving compounds in the slime, and we’ll start eagerly smearing slugs on our faces.” You have no idea how sorry I am to report it Read more →