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Experimental Drug Prolongs Life Span in Mice by 4x

Drug could potentially be used to treat human diseases that cause accelerated aging
Northwestern Medicine® scientists have newly identified a protein’s key role in cell and physiological aging and have developed – in collaboration with Tohoku University in Japan — an experimental drug that inhibits the protein’s effect and prolonged the lifespan in a mouse model of accelerated aging.
The rapidly aging mice fed the experimental drug lived more than four times longer than a control

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