November 22, 2011

In Body’s Shield Against Cancer, a Culprit in Aging May Lurk


Until recently, few people gave much thought to senescent cells. They are cells that linger in the body even after they have lost the ability to divide. But on Nov. 2, in what could be a landmark experiment in the study of aging, researchers at the Mayo Clinic reported that if you purge the body of its senescent cells, the tissues remain youthful and vigorous.

NY Times, by Nicholas Wade, 11/21/11

Tags: James L. Kirkland, Jan M. van Deursen, Research

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