Flies, worms poorly predict drugs’ life span effects in mice, study indicates

April 21, 2023

  Doctoral student’s research suggests difficulty of translating longevity interventions from lower species to mammals Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 21, 2023) — If a drug extends the life span of worms or flies, is it likely to do the same in mice? Not typically based on the existing data, said Michael […]

Clusters of genes help mice live longer, team reports

October 12, 2022

The NIA Interventions Testing Program, including UT Health San Antonio, collaborated with peers in Tennessee and Switzerland. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 12, 2022) — Researchers from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded Interventions Testing Program recently reported the discovery of multiple candidate genes that influence longevity. The three Interventions Testing Program […]

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