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Rapamycin: Limited anti-aging effects

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The drug rapamycin is known to increase lifespan in mice. Whether rapamycin slows down aging, however, remains unclear. Scientists have now found that rapamycin extends lifespan -- but its impact on aging itself is limited. The life...

Combining mutants results in 5-fold lifespan extension in C. elegans

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

What are the limits to longevity? New research in simple animals suggests that combining mutants can lead to radical lifespan extension. Scientists at the Buck Institute combined mutations in two pathways well-known for lifespan ext...

Humans May Not Be Able to Live Past 125

Health : Discover Magazine: Health

After decades of increasing human lifespans, the limits of longevity may have been reached. Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine published a paper Wednesday in Nature gathering demographic data on the human lifes...

Why the new study claiming that humans cannot get older than 125 years is far from conclusive

News : The Raw Story

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit ...

Combining mutants results in 5-fold lifespan extension in C. elegans

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

What are the limits to longevity? Scientists combined mutations in two pathways well-known for lifespan extension and report a synergistic five-fold lifespan extension in the nematode C. elegans. The worms lived to the human equival...

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