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Lab mice aren't really a great model model for studying human health, but we use them anyway. And every so often, researchers stumble on drugs that seem to make lab mice live longer. Unfortunately, no one has found a reliable treatment for significantly extending a human lifespan just yet -- but if you want to raise old mice, there are plenty of things that'll work. Check out a few of these potential fountains of youth for mice. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: aging, biology, biotech, health, immortality, life extension, lifespan, longevity, medicine, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, nicotinamide mononucleotide, osteocalcin, rapamycin


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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Jun 2016 @ 6:04pm

    does measuring telomeres work on mice?

    Instead of just observing when mice die.. how about doing some genetic tests to find out if they're actually maintaining their youth in their DNA? Sheesh. Scientists should know better!?!

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    Ninja (profile), 30 Jun 2016 @ 7:27am

    My mind kept singing "Forever Young" from Alphaville while reading this..

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