Delaying aging process by selective removal of senescent cells

A recent study, led by an international team of researchers confirms that targeted removal of senescent cells (SnCs), accumulated in many vertebrate tissues as we age, contribute significantly in delaying the onset of age-related pathologies. Credit: Baker et al., NatureĀ  This breakthrough research has been led by Dr. Chaekyu Kim and Dr. Ok Hee Jeon.… Continue reading Delaying aging process by selective removal of senescent cells

Research identifies protein behind side effects of cellular senescence

Cellular senescence is a state in which normal healthy cells do not have the ability to divide. Senescence can occur when cancer-causing genes are activated in normal cells or when chemotherapy is used on cancer cells. Thus, senescence induces a mechanism that halts the growth of rapidly dividing cells. Once thought to only be beneficial… Continue reading Research identifies protein behind side effects of cellular senescence

Genes that control cellular senescence identified

Adapted from press release by Kobe University A research group including Professor Kamada Shinji, Research Fellow Nagano Taiki (both from the Kobe University Biosignal Research Center), and Unit Chief Enari Masato (National Cancer Research Institute) has succeeded in identifying genes that control cellular senescence – permanently arrested cell growth. The process involved treating liver cancer… Continue reading Genes that control cellular senescence identified