A Struggle for Financing After a Promising Discovery

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by

The discovery that aging can be delayed in mice is just the kind of experiment one might suppose would be supported by the National Institutes of Health, the government agency that spends $30 billion a year on financing biomedical research. So after Mayo Clinic researchers discovered they could delay degeneration of the tissues in a fast-aging strain of mice by purging senescent cells, they applied to the agency’s National Institute on Aging for financing for the next essential step, that of repeating the test in mice with a normal life span.

NY Times,  by Nicholas Wade, 11/21/11

Tags: aging, James L. Kirkland, Research

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