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Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 18:07:29 +0100
From: "Joseph Kehoe" <>
Subject: anti-aging drug

New anti-aging drug

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in boosting an animal's life span 
with drugs.
Microscopic worms given the therapy lived nearly 50% longer than normal.

The researchers say the experiments are the first real indication that ageing 
can be treated.

They believe the drugs might be useful for combating human diseases that strike 
in later life.

Clinical trials for disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's could 
take place in the near future.


The bbc site has many more stories of interest.


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