Is There A Cure For Old Age?
Longevity Therapeutics Developers Aim To Find Out
Investment and research into the science of aging – and therapeutics that could slow down or even reverse the aging process – are ramping up. Past clinical failures have given way to new and focused approaches that aim to lengthen “healthspan,” turning the last years of life into the best years of life.
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