How Studying Cellular Senescence Can Help Researchers Learn to Delay Aging
Chronic inflammation, one of the major hallmarks of aging, is thought to be partly caused by senescent cells that may accumulate in older individuals. Now, Yale researchers have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Cellular Senescence Network Program (SenNet) to study these specialized cells.
Q&A: Rong Fan on “senescent” cells and Yale’s new Tissue Mapping Center
Cells that no longer divide — so-called senescent cells — serve human health in certain ways and undermine it in others. Rong Fan of Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Yale Cancer Center will assume a major role in a national effort to understand how.