"Rapamycin may slow ageing in human skin" says a new study
Rapamycin may also slow aging in human skin, according to a new study.
Applied rapamycin cream every 1-2 days to one hand and a placebo to the other hand.
Most of the rapamycin hands showed increases in collagen and decreases in markers of skin ageing.
Acts on "target of rapamycin" (TOR), a mediator in metabolism, growth and aging of human cells.
Needs to focus on applying the drug in clinical settings, and finding applications in other diseases.
13 participants over age 40 took part in this research for a period of eight months.
Research by Drexel University College of Medicine, published in GeroScience.
Mentioned in this article:
Boinca Therapeutics - A startup company that targets cosmetics and medical products
Christian Sell - Associate professor and a researcher with a PhD in pathology
Drexel University College of Medicine - Medical college of the Dextrel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
GeroScience - International, peer-reviewd journal of the American Aging Association published 2 times per month