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Scientists extend healthy life of mice up to 35%

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Clearance of senescent cells prolongs healthspan.
Clearance of senescent cells prolongs healthspan.
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Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that senescent cells – cells that no longer divide and accumulate with age – negatively impact health and shorten lifespan by as much as 35 percent in normal mice. The results, which appear today in Nature, demonstrate that clearance of senescent cells delays tumor formation, preserves tissue and organ function, and extends lifespan without observed adverse effects.

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