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Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again

08-Nov-2017

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Instead of clearing out senescent cells scientists have found a way to rejuvenate them.

New treatment uses compounds called resveratrol analogs, resveralogues.

Within hours of being treated senescent cells started to display more splicing factors.

Cells also expressed longer telomeres, re-entered cell cycle and resumed proliferation.

The study was published in the BMC Molecular and Cell Biology journal.

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Scientific journal providing information from the fields of cell and molecular biology.

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Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter.

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Public research university.

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UK university and member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities