Rapamycin may slow aging
The compound rapamycin was shown to increase the lifespan of mice by an average of three to four months, which is the equivalent of 10 human years.

“Rapamycin is an immunosuppressant, anti-fungal and anti-cancer macrolide compound from Streptomyces hygroscopicus that acts by selectively blocking the transcriptional activation of cytokines, thereby inhibiting cytokine production,” Saad AlSogair, M.D., a dermatologist in private practice in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, tells Cosmetic Surgery Times.

Dr. AlSogair, whose research and experiments with mice were presented in November at the 2016 American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Congress (AAAMC) in Las Vegas, says that rapamycin exerts its anti-aging effects “by binding and inhibiting the activation of the mammalian Target Of Rapamycin (mTOR), a key regulatory kinase in aging and age-related diseases.”.....