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Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?

By Anne N. Connor | March 1, 2018

From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.

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Rapping About Rapamycin

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Relive the Lasker Award speech from University of Basel biologist Michael Hall.

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Another Genetic Cause of Venous Malformations Found

By Catherine Offord | March 31, 2016

Mutations in a cancer gene could account for some cases of disfiguring blood vessel abnormalities, scientists show.

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Benefits of Missing MYC

By Kate Yandell | January 22, 2015

Mice engineered to have just one copy of the gene Myc live longer, healthier lives than wild-type animals.

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Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice

By Kerry Grens | August 25, 2014

Fixing impaired pruning and autophagy signaling in neurons eases the symptoms of autism in a mouse model of the disorder.

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Week in Review: October 21–25

By Tracy Vence | October 25, 2013

PubMed launches Commons; measuring HIV’s latent reservoir; immune-related pathway variation in genome, microbiome; rapamycin and flu vaccines; grasshopper mice resistant to pain

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Mutant Mice Live Longer

By Kerry Grens | August 29, 2013

Reducing the levels of mTOR in rodents extends their lifespan by about 20 percent, though not without consequences.

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Blocking Memories to Treat Alcoholism

By Bob Grant | June 25, 2013

Targeting a molecular pathway involved with learning and memory helps rats with a taste for booze wean themselves off of the sauce.

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