Fountains of Youth

Here is a round up of the current contenders for slowing or reducing aging. As research continues, and if/when they make real advancements in human trials (or at least human cells) I'll split them into their own pages with more analysis.

Metformin

Diabetics who are on metformin actually seem to be living longer than nondiabetics who are not on it - Bill Gifford

David Sinclair has said he is taking it - but skips the pill on days that he exercises.

Radiation Hormesis

Non-sanctioned therapy used by athritis sufferers.

The Therapeutic use of Radon: A Biomedical Treatment in Europe; An “Alternative” Remedy in the United States - National Center for Biotechnology Information - 23-Sep-2006
Discusses the decision-making process involved in using radon, and compare the Montana radon health mine facilities with selected radon mines and spas in Europe.

Rapamycin (aka sirolimus)

A chemical produced by bacteria that has been shown to have immunosuppressive and antiproliferative properties. It is currently used in the prevention of transplant rejection and as a coronary stent coating, and is also being tested for certain cancers.

Recent News

Rapamycin shows a sixty percent life expectancy increase in mice model

Aging - 04-Oct-2019

Detailed history and review of current understanding of Rapamycin and longevity

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Combination drug therapy increased the lifespan of Drosophila

Phys.org - 30-Sep-2019

Treatment combination consists of lithium, trametinib and rapamycin

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Reason analyses a new review paper on metformin - he's not keen

Fight Aging! - 27-Sep-2019

There have been more negative results in mice than positive - surprising given the press it gets

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