SAN ANTONIO — Local scientists say recent advancements in pharmacology and genetics are bringing us closer to the fountain of youth. Treatments are already being tested in South Texas that could someday extend lifespan by decades or even reverse some of the symptoms of aging.
The most promising treatment right now is a mysterious drug called Rapamycin.
Dr. Dean Kellogg, a UT Medicine and Barshop Institute researcher and clinical doctor working at the San Antonio VA, says he’s been testing the drug on eight people in the San Antonio area.
He says he never imagined just how effective it could be.
“I never really thought I would see a pharmacological agent that can alter the aging process,” said Kellogg. “Rapamycin appears to slow the aging process.”
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