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Clearing out old cells might help the brain

A popular anti-aging strategy keeps mice from getting senile.
by Karen Weintraub

A new pack of anti-aging companies like Unity Biotech, Cleara Biotech, and Oisín Biotechnologies think there’s a connection between so-called senescent cells—those that no longer divide—and the effects of growing old.

Clear out cells that have gone into this sleeplike state, the thinking goes, and youthful vigor will return. But not much has been known about how these cells affect the brain.

Read more on technologyreview.com.

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