UW Medicine Pulse Ep1515A: Dog Longevity

May 02, 2016, 05:22 PM

Dogs are our best friends. They live with us, bring us joy and unconditional love but unfortunately they don't live very long. The average lifespan for dogs is 10 - 13 years. On this episode meet the researchers at UW Medicine who are setting out to change that! They've embarked on a new study using the drug rapamycin to elongate the most healthy years of a dog's life. And they say, it could eventually work on people too.