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Apple peel drug makes mice live longer by targeting a cause of ageing

Apple peel drug makes mice live longer by targeting a cause of ageing

作者:滕呸段  时间:2019-03-03 08:13:01  人气:

By Andy Coghlan WE’RE beginning to understand the causes of ageing and how to reverse the process, thanks to apples. A team has found that a combination of dasatinib – a leukaemia drug – and quercetin – an extract from apple peel – can make elderly mice live 36 per cent longer. These drugs were chosen for their ability to selectively kill so-called senescent cells. These abnormal cells are in the process of breaking down, but they resist dying. They usually start appearing in the human body in our 60s,