Forever young: Senescent cells and secret to stopping ageing

NickOttensNickOttens Community ManagerAmsterdam, NetherlandsPosts: 898 admin
From Science Focus:
Scientists are investigating a number of strategies for dealing with senescent cells. They have found drugs that can wipe them out altogether; and they’ve also found ways of rejuvenating these cells, turning back the clock so they can divide again and resume normal function.

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There are, however, serious drawbacks to each of these strategies. It turns out that senescent cells have some beneficial attributes too. They secrete substances that promote efficient wound healing, and clearing them from the system greatly inhibits tissue repair.

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