Study offers future hope for tackling signs of aging

8 diciembre 2014

A new advance in biomedical research could have potential in the future to assist with tackling diseases and conditions associated with aging – as well as in treating cancer. «What we have found is a series of novel markers — a way to detect senescent cells. What is more, we have shown that they can be used to predict increased survival in certain types of cancer,» said the study’s leader. «Until now, good protocols to help spot these cells have been sadly lacking. Our research has described new markers located on the surface of the old cells. This makes these markers particularly useful to quickly identify these cells in laboratory and human samples using a range of techniques.»