Mayo Clinic and Collaborators Find New Class of Drugs that Reduces Aging in Mice

James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Mayo Clinic Kogod Center on Aging discusses a study finding a new class of drugs identified and validated by Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators clearly reduces health problems in mice by limiting the effect of senescent cells – the cells that cause frailty and contribute to diseases associated with age. The researchers say this is a first step toward developing similar treatments for aging patients. Their findings appear today in the journal Aging Cell.

 

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