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Age-old woes, new tactic

By focusing on key diseases, researchers seek to learn how we can live longer

Pui Yee Ng works in Sirtris’s chemistry lab. Drugs in the Cambridge biotechnology company’s pipeline are aimed at treating diseases associated with aging. Pui Yee Ng works in Sirtris’s chemistry lab. Drugs in the Cambridge biotechnology company’s pipeline are aimed at treating diseases associated with aging.
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By Mark Baard
Globe Correspondent / October 19, 2009

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