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Tag: Rapamycin

Infectious disease
A meta-analysis published in GeroScience has shown that the well-studied drug rapamycin has positive effects on infection in mice, but dietary restriction seems to worsen the problem. Aging, immunity, and interventions This paper begins with the well-known information that aging impairs the immune system, harming its effectiveness against infectious diseases [1] while causing systemic inflammation...
In vitro fertilization
Researchers publishing in Aging have found that rapamycin, a molecule thoroughly researched for its effects on metabolism, improves the viability of egg cells (oocytes) grown in vitro. Another approach towards a known problem Decreased fertility in women occurs much more rapidly than other aspects of aging, and advanced maternal age has a substantial impact on...
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...