Anti-aging therapies targeting senescent cells: Facts and fiction

It’s an exciting time to be an elderly mouse. Researchers believe that by removing senescent cells (cells with a persistent damage response), which naturally accumulate with age, senior rodents can regrow hair, run faster, and improve organ function. This strategy may bring us one step closer to the ‘fountain of youth,’ but it’s important to be cautious and not hype, says a researcher of aging….

It’s an exciting time to be an elderly mouse. Researchers believe that by removing senescent cells (cells with a persistent damage response), which naturally accumulate with age, senior rodents can regrow hair, run faster, and improve organ function. This strategy may bring us one step closer to the ‘fountain of youth,’ but it’s important to be cautious and not hype, says a researcher of aging….