(IMAGE) North Carolina State University Caption Researchers from NC State University have developed a new method for determining which genes are relevant to the aging process. The work was done in C. elegans, an animal species widely used as a model for genetic and biological research, but the finding has broader applications for research into the genetics of aging. This image is of the head of a C. elegans showing fluorescently labeled protein aggregates. Credit Adriana San Miguel Usage Restrictions Image credit must be given. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.