Clearing Senescent Cells From The Brain In Mice Preserves Cognition

Bussian tj | October 22, 2018

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Out-of-commission cells that clutter the brain may accelerate dementia, according to researchers who found that getting rid of such cells preserved cognitive function in mice. The NIA-funded research suggests that senescent cells that are alive but no longer divide or perform their designated functions in the brain play a role in the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Eliminating these cells before they cause damage to neurons appears to preserve cognition. These results were reported in a letter published Sept. 19 in Nature.

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