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Senescent cells can be removed from the body using senolytics drugs.
First trial to show that senolytic drugs can remove senescent cells from humans.
For three days, nine participants received a combination dose of dasatinab and quercetin.
The drugs cleared the body in a couple of days.
Effects on reducing senescent cells were evident for at least 11 days.
Results of occasional dosing reduces risks from having to give drugs continuously.
Senescent cells are characteristic in end-stage kidney failure as well as diabetes-related kidney disease.
Mayo Clinic research appears in the journal EBioMedicine.