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Experimental Drugs Boost Elderly Immune Systems, Raising Hopes For Anti-Aging Effects

Two drugs appear to support immune function of elderly people and may be important for future research into anti-aging treatments.
A new study finds certain drugs that show promise for future ant-aging treatments. Source: David Pereiras / EyeEm

Scientists on the hunt for anti-aging drugs say they've made an advance with tantalizing potential: Two experimental drugs appear to safely boost the immune systems of elderly humans.

The researchers stress that more research is needed to confirm the findings and show the drugs are safe. And at least one researcher says the findings are based on a relatively small number of people and used methods that could produce misleading results.

Still, many researchers say the findings are encouraging.

"I think, director of the division of aging biology at the National Institute on Aging.

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