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Researchers May Have Found One Path to a Longer Life

Credit: John Tower

Scientists at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences may have found the beginnings of a path toward increasing human lifespan.

The research, published July 10 in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, shows the drug mifepristone can extend the lives of two very different species used in laboratory studies, suggesting the findings may apply to other species, including human beings.

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Studying one of the most common laboratory models used in genetic research — the fruit fly Drosophila — John Tower, professor of biological sciences, and his team found ...