Potential Longevity Benefits Seen from Cellular Senescence Experiment

Wired magazine recently reported on longevity-related research that involves the successful application of technology to cellular senescence.

Cellular senescence is a term that describes the aging and overall breakdown of cells.

The problem with the aging cells is that they do not die and disappear from the body.  Scientists believe that the old, broken-down cells stick around and contribute to the degeneration of healthy cells in a body and ultimately to age-related diseases such as cancer.

In a recent experiment, scientists were able to use technology to effectively flush the aged cells from the bodies of mice.

Scientists involved in the experiment are enthusiastic about the potential to apply similar techniques to address aged cells in different body tissues such as brain cells.

Source: Wired Magazine

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