Drug cocktail that could delay ageing, The Straits Times, 29 December 2018

The Straits Times published an article on Assistant Professor of Science (Biochemistry) Jan Gruber’s discovery of a combination of pharmaceutical drugs that not only increases healthy lifespan in the microscopic worm Caenorhabditiselegans species but also delays the rate of ageing in them, a finding that could someday mean longer, healthier lives for humans. The study was published in the peer-reviewed international journal Developmental Cell and was carried out in collaboration with researchers from the Singapore Lipidomics Incubator at NUS’ Life Sciences Institute. Dr Gruber is also collaborating with Assistant Professor of Science (Life Sciences) Nick Tolwinski who previously led a similar study which discovered that a drug cocktail could significantly extend the lifespan of the Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies.


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