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FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?: With an eye towards changing the way millions grow older, Novartis has begun taking the first step to position a version of rapamycin as the first true anti-ageing drug.

Does an anti-ageing pill already exist?

Rapamycin has shown promise as a drug that not only can extend life by delaying the onset of ageing-related diseases, but also postpone the effects of normal ageing.
Feb 14, 2015 5:50 AM

New York

ONE afternoon in the early 1980s, Suren Sehgal brought a strange package home from work and stashed it in his family's freezer. Wedged beside the ice cream, it was wrapped in heavy plastic and marked, "DON'T EAT!" Inside were several small glass vials containing a white paste -