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Junyue Cao Applies Novel Approaches to Aging and Disease
The Rockefeller University geneticist is tracing the full lifespan of individual cells to better understand how and why humans age.
ABOVE: Matthew Septimus, The Rockefeller University
Junyue Cao Applies Novel Approaches to Aging and Disease
Junyue Cao Applies Novel Approaches to Aging and Disease

The Rockefeller University geneticist is tracing the full lifespan of individual cells to better understand how and why humans age.

The Rockefeller University geneticist is tracing the full lifespan of individual cells to better understand how and why humans age.

ABOVE: Matthew Septimus, The Rockefeller University

cellular senescence

Can Destroying Senescent Cells Treat Age-Related Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2020
A handful of clinical trials are underway to find out whether drugs that target senescent cells can slow the ravages of old age.
Infographic: How Does Cell Senescence Drive Aging and Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2020
The accumulation of zombie-like cells seems to accelerate aging and promote aging-related disease. Researchers are trying to figure out how.
Cellular Senescence in Astrocytes May Play Central Role in Parkinson’s Disease
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 24, 2018
The elimination of these glia in the mouse brain ameliorated the development of Parkinsonian neuropathologies induced by the pesticide toxin paraquat.