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As you grow older, more of your cells enter a state called senescence. Senescent cells are one of the causes of aging.

Senescent cells do not divide or nourish the tissue they belong to but rather emit a many harmful chemical signals, which also encourage other cells to turn senescent too.

Senescent cells accumulate in tissue as we age, they degrade tissue function, increase chronic inflammation and eventually lead to higher chance of cancer.

How do they contribute to age-related diseases and what research is going on to solve the problem?

 

As your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells enter into a state of senescence. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissue they are a part of but instead emit a range of potentially harmful chemical signals, which encourage other nearby cells to also enter the same senescent state.

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