New Anti-Aging Drug to Improve Seniors’ Immune System

December 27, 2014 4:12 PM

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A recent study shows that a new experimental drug could boost by up to 20 percent the immune response in elderly people, as well as helping them to delay other aging effects. Researchers said that the new study was just the “first baby step” in the anti-aging fight since they needed more clinical data to prove the drug’s efficiency.

The group of seniors who had received a rapamycin-based experimental drug had a 20 percent more improved immune response to a flu vaccine. Dr. Nir Barzilai, anti-aging expert at the Institute for Aging Research in New York City, said that the study was a “watershed” juncture for anti-aging research.

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