King’s College will test Senolytic for heart repair
King’s College, London, UK, has received a grant for the purpose of investigating the role of senescent (aging) cells in the context the heart, and how a therapy that removes them affects its ability to heal from injury.
What are senescent or aging cells?
As you get older, more and more of your cells will enter a state called senescence. Senescent cells don’t divide or support tissues in which they reside; they instead emit potentially harmful chemical signals, encouraging nearby healthy cells into the same senescent condition. They can cause many problems, including a reduction in tissue repair and chronic inflammation.