In a new study, researchers show that the presence of senescent cells is an important contributor to aging of the cardiovascular system, particularly the heart [1]. Senescent cells and senolytics As your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells enter into a state of senescence. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of…

A new study suggests that autophagy, the recycling, and disposal system that cells use to remove unwanted garbage, can extend the healthy lifespan of mammals. The study, led by Drs. Salwa Sebti and Alvaro Fernández from the Center for Autophagy Research, has discovered that mice with higher levels of autophagy live longer and healthier than…

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