Research report 2022 - Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
A quest for the elixir of youth
Lu, Yu-Xuan; Partridge, Linda
Biologische Mechanismen des Alterns
SummaryImagine you could take a medicine that combats the ill health that comes with age, and keeps you living healthily for longer. Scientists are trying to find a drug that has these effects. The current most promising anti-ageing drug is Rapamycin, known for its positive effects on health and lifespan in laboratory animals. However, potential negative side effects and a lack of clinical data for its effects hold back its usage as a geroprotector. Our findings are helping to understand how this drug works, to open new doors for a potential application in humans.