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Could rapamycin be our next weapon in the fight for longevity?

By: Medical News Today

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  1. Rapamycin, also known as sirolimus, is an immunosuppressant drug that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999.

  2. Researchers have known about the drug’s ability to increase life expectancy in mice and model organisms for nearly a decade.

  3. A recent study has investigated whether dosing for a brief period in early adulthood could have a lifelong anti-aging impact, with fewer side effects.

Life expectancy has increased steadily over the past 200 yearsTrusted Source, and along with it, the incidence of age-related diseaseTrusted Source<