University of Washington School of Medicine researcher Daniel Promislow, the principal investigator of the Dog ageing Project grant, rubs the head of his elderly dog Frisbee at their home in Seattle on Monday. Photo: AP

Scientists to test anti-ageing pill on dogs in largest-ever study of canine longevity

  • Project seeks to collect data on DNA, gut microbes, food and walks from 10,000 pets, while pill will be tested on 500 of them
  • Drug has extended lifespan in mice, and safety study found no dangerous side effects for dogs
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University of Washington School of Medicine researcher Daniel Promislow, the principal investigator of the Dog ageing Project grant, rubs the head of his elderly dog Frisbee at their home in Seattle on Monday. Photo: AP
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