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T Cells Ward Off Aging with Help from Their Friends
Immune cells deliver packages of telomeres to T cells, helping them retain their virus-fighting function over time, research suggests.
T Cells Ward Off Aging with Help from Their Friends
T Cells Ward Off Aging with Help from Their Friends

Immune cells deliver packages of telomeres to T cells, helping them retain their virus-fighting function over time, research suggests.

Immune cells deliver packages of telomeres to T cells, helping them retain their virus-fighting function over time, research suggests.

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Junyue Cao Applies Novel Approaches to Aging and Disease
Lisa Winter | Mar 14, 2022
The Rockefeller University geneticist is tracing the full lifespan of individual cells to better understand how and why humans age.
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.