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Scientists may have found one path to a longer life

The research, published July 10 by the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, shows the drug mifepristone can extend the lives of two very different species used in laboratory studies, suggesting the findings may apply to other species, including human beings.

Countering wear and tear inflicted by males

Studying one of the most common laboratory models used in genetic research — the fruit fly Drosophila — John Tower, professor of biological sciences, and his team found that the drug mifepristone extends the lives of female flies that have mated.

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