In the News: Researchers battle “zombie cells,” ward off age-related diseases

“University of Minnesota researchers published a scientific review last month on a type of cell that can lead to age-related diseases in hopes that their findings will lead to healthier and fuller lives. Senescent cells — also known as “zombie cells” because they are damaged and unable to die — are tied to a myriad of age-related diseases and conditions like osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and even general feelings of frailty. The scientific review, which was a collaboration with researchers worldwide, pointed out that while the field including senescent cells is expanding, some foundational knowledge surrounding these cells is still unclear.”

MN Daily | Hana Ikramuddin | November 13, 2019

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