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image: Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?

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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image: Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out

Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 6, 2016

Scientists argue that current medical advances cannot crack Homo sapiens’s natural age limit.

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image: Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping

Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping

By Jef Akst | August 18, 2015

Despite dramatic increases in publications, the last 50 years have seen relatively little return on investment for US public health, a study suggests.

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image: Obesity Linked to Shorter Life

Obesity Linked to Shorter Life

By Jef Akst | December 5, 2014

Excess body weight can decrease one’s life expectancy by nearly 10 years, according to a new modeling study.

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