Transplant drug helps mice live longer

The Autism News | English By Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An antibiotic pill originally developed to help prevent rejection in organ transplant patients helps mice live longer and might offer a route to fighting age-related disease in people, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. The drug, called rapamycin or sirolimus and marketed under the brand name Rapamune by Wyeth , suppresses the immune system but also fights inflammation, which underlies cancer, heart disease , Alzheimer’s disease and a range of other ills.

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Transplant drug helps mice live longer

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