British scientists believe they may have identified how humans could potentially live forever - and it’s all about flatworms
The research team studied how the flatworms manage to replace aged or damaged tissues and cells in a bid to understand what drives their longevity.
Key to a flatworm’s immortality lays in its telomeres – tiny sections of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes, protecting them from damage and the loss of cell functions linked to ageing.
“The next goals for us are to understand the mechanisms in more detail and to understand more about how you evolve an immortal animal.”
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/why-flatworms- ... ality.html
Damn it's not their spicy poop that's gonna do it...*
Edit to add
(as long as it's not waterworms)