Can Destroying Senescent Cells Treat Age-Related Disease?
Can Destroying Senescent Cells Treat Age-Related Disease?
A handful of clinical trials are underway to find out whether drugs that target senescent cells can slow the ravages of old age.
Can Destroying Senescent Cells Treat Age-Related Disease?
Can Destroying Senescent Cells Treat Age-Related Disease?

A handful of clinical trials are underway to find out whether drugs that target senescent cells can slow the ravages of old age.

A handful of clinical trials are underway to find out whether drugs that target senescent cells can slow the ravages of old age.

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Infographic: How Does Cell Senescence Drive Aging and Disease?
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.
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Lisa Winter | Jan 15, 2020
Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.
Cellular Senescence in Astrocytes May Play Central Role in Parkinson’s Disease
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.  
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms
Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms
Ruth Williams | Dec 6, 2016
Increasing the expression of an RNA splicing factor mimics dietary restriction, prolonging life in nematodes. 
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2016
A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.
Age-Old Questions
Age-Old Questions
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 28, 2015
How do we age, and can we slow it down?
Obesity-Cancer Link Detailed
Obesity-Cancer Link Detailed
Chris Palmer | Jun 26, 2013
Obesity drives an alteration of the gut microbiome, leading to the secretion of metabolites associated with the development of liver cancer.
A New Model of Yeast Aging
Hannah Waters | Nov 23, 2011
New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.