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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 04:39 PM

Scripps Research, Mayo Clinic Scientists Find New Class of Drugs that Increases Lifespan

Scripps Research, Mayo Clinic Scientists Find New Class of Drugs that Dramatically Increases Healthy Lifespan

JUPITER, FL – March 9, 2015 – A research team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Mayo Clinic and other institutions has identified a new class of drugs that in animal models dramatically slows the aging process—alleviating symptoms of frailty, improving cardiac function and extending a healthy lifespan.

The new research was published March 9 online ahead of print by the journal Aging Cell.

The scientists coined the term “senolytics” for the new class of drugs.

“We view this study as a big, first step toward developing treatments that can be given safely to patients to extend healthspan or to treat age-related diseases and disorders,” said TSRI Professor Paul Robbins, PhD, who with Associate Professor Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, led the research efforts for the paper at Scripps Florida. “When senolytic agents, like the combination we identified, are used clinically, the results could be transformative.”

Read more: http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2015/20150309agingcell.html

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Bosonic Mar 2015 OP
Sherman A1 Mar 2015 #1
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misterhighwasted Mar 2015 #3
jwirr Mar 2015 #4
misterhighwasted Mar 2015 #5
Hestia Mar 2015 #6
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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 04:43 PM

1. Interesting

i can already see "moral and ethical issues" with such a class of drugs, but nevertheless extremely interesting.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 04:43 PM

2. Aw fuck...

 

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 05:00 PM

3. Which class of society will afford this?

Remarkable discovery!

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:32 PM

4. Cheney will be the first to get it!

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Response to jwirr (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:43 PM

5. Sadly, you are probably correct. First on the list.

All the 1%er criminals like Cheney & that old guy Bush.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:20 PM

6. Retirement will be in the person's 90s and SSI kicks in at 100 - great

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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 09:02 PM

7. The PTB will fight

tooth and nail to keep this away from everyone else except themselves.

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