"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.

This topical application of rapamycin did not get absorbed in to bloodstream

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Resource Boinca Therapeutics - A startup company that targets cosmetics and medical products

Resource Christian Sell - Associate professor and a researcher with a PhD in pathology

Resource Drexel University College of Medicine - Medical college of the Dextrel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Resource GeroScience - International, peer-reviewd journal of the American Aging Association published 2 times per month

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