WBUR’s the Wild Life featured an article, “Fountain of puppyhood: can new drug lengthen your dog’s life?” on HALo’s Dog Aging Project. The Dog Aging Project strives to develop treatments to slow aging and offer longer, healthier life in people and their pets.
The article references UW scientist’s research on rapamycin as well as WebMB, Nature News and the International Business Times in an effort clearly describe the benefits of further testing.
“The notion that this drug may slow down the aging process and/or prevent the development of cancer is exciting. And, rapamycin, which comes from isolated bacterial products in the soil of Easter Island, may also even boost cognitive function. But, of course, there are cautions.”