In Rejuvenated Research on Aging, an NIH Team Hunts for Unified Cures

Ramin Rahimian for The Chronicle

It's not gerontology or geriatrics: The geneticist Gordon Lithgow devised the term "geroscience" to denote the hunt for aging-related components of disease.
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The legend of a fountain of youth has endured for millennia, propelled more by wishfulness than by hard scientific results.

That hasn't changed.

It's true that new drug candidates like rapamycin and acarbose are showing promise. Jellyfish, bowhead...

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