In Senescent Cells, A Promising Route To Slowing Brain Aging

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In mice, removing senescent cells seems to help delay the impairment of brain function. Senescent cells are cells that have stopped growing. Numerous studies involving mice engineered to develop neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s—which cause the brain to stop functioning properly—have suggested that senescent cells play a part in neurodegeneration. Removing these senescent cells before the symptoms of neurodegeneration set in seemed to delay the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers are still not sure if this effect will work on humans, but they are hopeful that it will help treat neurodegeneration.  Read full article here

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