News tagged with rapamycin

Discovery may aid search for anti-aging drugs

A team of University of Michigan scientists has found that suppressing a newly discovered gene lengthens the lifespan of roundworms. Scientists who study aging have long known that significantly restricting food intake makes ...

Aug 18, 2010
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HIV uses autophagy for its own means

Not satisfied with simply thwarting its host's defensive maneuvers, HIV actually twists one to its advantage, based on new findings from Kyei et al. in the July 27, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. Vojo D ...

Jul 27, 2009
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Longevity pill on the horizon?

(PhysOrg.com) -- While applauding findings that an Easter Island compound extends the lives of middle-aged mice, University of Washington longevity researchers caution that healthy people shouldn't start taking the drug in ...

Jul 10, 2009
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Grapefruit juice boosts drug's anti-cancer effects

In a small, early clinical trial, researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have found that combining eight ounces of grapefruit juice with the drug rapamycin can increase drug levels, allowing lower doses of ...

Apr 20, 2009
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