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Tag: Senolytics

September 17, 2020
Researchers have discovered that removing senescent-like neurons alleviates peripheral neuropathy caused by cisplatin, a powerful chemotherapy drug, in mice. Cisplatin As the researchers of this study explain, cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug that works by causing platination in nuclear DNA, which leads to cellular failure, senescence, and death. While this is effective against cancer, this...
August 18, 2020
While we enjoy reporting positive news, we do occasionally have to report bad news, and today is one of those days. There has been some disappointing news from UNITY Biotechnology with the release of its Phase 2 senolytic trial of its candidate drug UBX0101. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNITY...
June 23, 2020
Could the immune system itself be the best way to purge senescent cells, which accumulate as we age, from the body? A new review takes a look at the role of the immune system in removing these problematic cells. What are senescent cells? As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state...
June 15, 2020
Senescent cell accumulation is a likely reason we age, but removing some populations of specialized cells that have turned senescent may have negative consequences, according to a new study. What are senescent cells? As you get older, more and more of your cells enter into a state known as cellular senescence. Senescent cells no longer...
June 05, 2020
Don’t let your birthday get you down and remind you that you are getting older; there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful about the future and your place in it, especially as science is now turning its attention to aging. Another trip around the sun So here I am again, another birthday just gone...
May 29, 2020
Could a vaccine approach to removing harmful senescent cells that accumulate with age be an alternative to senolytic drugs, which destroy them? Some researchers certainly believe it might and have published a new mouse study showing just that. What are senescent cells? As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state known...