(Digital Journal) The study, carried out by researchers at the The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, FL and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, have discovered a new class of drugs, which have successfully targeted and killed cells responsible for aging.
The drugs are "called "senolytics," which have been used to destroy senescent cells. When they stop dividing, these cells drive the aging process and accelerate ill-health among the elderly.
According to Medical News Today (MNT),
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"They accumulate in various body tissues, secreting proteins that cause damage to surrounding healthy cells and tissues. Senescent cells speed up the aging process and play a significant role in the development of age-related diseases."