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Drug Reverses Accelerated Aging in Human Cells

Posted on: June 30, 2011

The drug rapamycin has been found to reverse the effects of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a fatal genetic disease that resembles rapid aging, in cells taken from patients with the disease. Rapamycin, an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, has already been shown to extend life span in healthy mice. Researchers hope the findings will provide new insight into treating progeria as well as other age-related diseases.

via Drug Reverses Accelerated Aging in Human Cells – Technology Review.

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[…] Drug Reverses Accelerated Aging in Human Cells (via Biosingularity) Posted on June 30, 2011 by Lee Robinson Petzer The drug rapamycin has been found to reverse the effects of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a fatal genetic disease that resembles rapid aging, in cells taken from patients with the disease. Rapamycin, an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, has already been shown to extend life span in healthy mice. Researchers hope the findings will provide new insight into treating progeria as well as other age-related … Read More […]

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