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Secret to old age health could lie in purging worn-out cells

16-Sep-2015

Key points from article :

Cells eventually stop dividing to replace damaged neighbours and to into senescence.

Senescent cells produce inflammatory chemicals that underlie many aging related diseases.

Drug tests in mice show marked single dose of drugs have long lasting rejuvenation effects.

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Molecular biologist at Mayo Clinic.

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Researcher on different aging related diseases.

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Professor of biogerontology and Biochemist.