A New Treatment Restored Youth to Decrepit Mice by Killing “Zombie” Cells
The point of an anti-aging pill — the holy grail of anti-aging — would be to help avoid death, or at least put it off for as long as possible. For researchers who are exploring anti-aging therapies, prolonging the life of cells has been a prime strategy. But a new paper released in Nature Communications indicates that if we want to extend life, it might be worth leaning into death. If we sacrifice a few aging cells at the altar of eternal youth, the team’s experiments found, it could pay off later on.