Bivalve molluscs exhibit a varying range of lifespans, the same as mammals. But many of them sustain remarkable longevity. They also demonstrate a resistance to certain factors that can prove harmful. Studies about their resistance and longevity may hold the key to helping humans in their anti-aging efforts.
Researchers state: “Bivalve molluscs are newly discovered models of successful aging. Here, we test the hypothesis that extremely long-lived bivalves are not uniquely resistant to oxidative stressors (eg, tert-butyl hydroperoxide, as demonstrated in previous studies) but exhibit a multistress resistance phenotype.”
Amazing work is being done in the efforts against aging.