Fruit flies can live longer when treated with a combination of drugs
In a study conducted by UCL and Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, a triple drug combination was used to increase the lifespan of fruit fly by 48%.
All three drugs have been used as medical treatments. Trametinib is used to treat cancer, and rapamycin regulates the immune system.
These findings, which were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS), suggest a drug combination treatment could one day help to prevent age-related illnesses in humans.