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Tag: Rapamycin

Multiple drugs
In a new study published in Aging Cell, researchers have tested several individual drugs and a combination of rapamycin plus acarbose as potential life extension agents in genetically heterogeneous mice [1]. Anti-aging agent testing Identification of successful anti-aging interventions is arguably one of the most challenging research problems to date. In addition to the complexity...
Journal Club
Journal Club returns live on our Facebook channel on October 25th at 12:00 Eastern time. Dr. Oliver Medvedik will be taking a look at a recent study published in Nature Aging that has shown that short-term rapamycin treatment in early adulthood extends lifespan in flies and improves gut health in both flies and mice [1]....
Young and old mice
A study published in Nature Aging has shown that short-term rapamycin treatment in early adulthood extends lifespan in flies and improves gut health in both flies and mice [1]. A well-studied drug Rapamycin, an inhibitor of mTOR signaling, is capable of extending the lifespan of several organisms and is thus believed to be one of...
Hands together mouse
Scientists have found that rapamycin and metformin work hand in hand in diabetes-prone mice, boosting each other's effectiveness and blocking side effects [1]. The combination hypothesis Rapamycin and metformin are probably the two most promising anti-aging drugs known. Both have been in use for various indications for decades and have decent safety profiles. However, there...
Hairy Mouse
Scientists have successfully regrown hair in a mouse model of hair loss using custom-made plastic microneedles loaded with rapamycin and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea [1]. A hairy problem While not life-threatening or debilitating, age-related hair loss (senescent alopecia) is one of the most conspicuous and hated manifestations of aging. As...
Vascular brain
A study published in Frontiers in Neurology has detailed how three well-known longevity-associated compounds affect vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) in a rat model. A rat model of a common human disease In bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO), the arteries of rats are sutured to reduce blood flow. This mimics arterial occlusion in human beings...

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