Magic pill could help family dogs to live two years longer - UK Telegraph

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Researchers in the US believe a drug called rapamycin may be able to elongate the average lifespan by as much as a third.

Previous experiments in smaller animals such as mice have found rapamycin can extend maximum lifespan by anything between nine and 30 per cent.

Now, a first-of-its-kind trial at the University of Washington will try rapamycin on dogs in a long-lasting, double-blind clinical trial.

“Our study is powered to be able to detect lifespan extension nine per cent or greater.”

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