[io9] New ‘Senolytic’ Drugs Can Dramatically Increase Healthy Lifespan

Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute and the Mayo Clinic have developed a new class of drugs that were shown to significantly slow the aging process in animal models. The research was only carried out on mice, but the introduction of an entirely new class of drugs, called “senolytics,” could have incredible potential for humans as well. The drugs work by selectively targeting and killing senescent cells — older cells that have stopped dividing but are steadily accumulating and contributing to the aging process.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]