The Dog Aging Project

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.



UW Medicine and our supporters share the optimism and conviction that we can take medicine down smarter, faster paths.