‘Sleeping cells’ drive a host of age-related diseases — and new drugs are seeking to rid them from our bodies

Sleep Cells Cause Aging Related DiseasesA normal, healthy cell can divide in a controlled manner. In contrast, senescent cells have lost their ability to divide.

They are not dead though. These cells hang around in the body and stay metabolically active, according to Keefe Chan, cell senescence expert at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

As we age, our bodies accumulate senescent cells, which then drive many age-related processes and diseases.

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