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UW researchers testing drug to see if it will help dogs live longer
SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers at the University of Washington are testing a drug to see if it would extend a dog's life. The drug, rapamycin, has lengthened the lives of laboratory mice. The long-term aim of the research is to find ways to treat illnesses that come with age in humans. Our news partner The Seattle Times reports the drug has improved heart health and appears to have delayed the onset of some diseases in older mice. They're hoping it will do the same for dogs.