2009—Rapamycin Extends Lifespan in Mice

Rapamycin is a drug used in humans to treat cancer and prevent organ rejection after transplantation. Rapamycin had already been known to extend average lifespan in invertebrate animals, such as fruit flies and roundworms. In 2009 it was reported that the drug can have similar effects in mice, suggesting that the effects might extend to other mammals, such as humans.

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