University of Rhode Island scientists found that people might one day be able to stop wrinkles from forming by applying a topical cream made from maple leaves.
The discovery "goes against everything we know in terms of mammalian biology."
We've looked for anti-aging secrets in short-lived organisms from worms to yeast, but the killifish is a vertebrate, making it a much better analog to humans.
A new drug that mimics the effect of this mutation is in the early stages of development and may start clinical trials in the U.S. next year.
Among other things, the new tomatoes contain nearly 500 percent more vitamin E than their unenhanced counterparts.