Senescence (cell ageing) - A to Z
This page links to content about cell senescence, the process by which cells age and lose the ability to divide.
Our bodies grow and are repaired through our cells dividing and replicating, but eventually normal cells lose the ability to divide, either through old age or through a build up of excessive damage to DNA. When cells are able to avoid normal cell senescence processes, they divide uncontrollably and cause cancer.
Understanding cell senescence will help scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
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Senescence (cell ageing) is a sub-category of Research and trials and Lab research
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- Press Release: Senectus Therapeutics and AstraZeneca collaborate to identify triggers to cell ageing
23 March 2011
- Press Release: Broken cell 'stopwatch' could lead to blood test to signal how fast leukaemia will progress
10 June 2010
- News story: Nobel Prize for scientists who shed light on chromosome protection
8 October 2009
- Press Release: Cancer Research UK creates 'crack teams' to solve cancer's greatest mysteries
28 May 2008
- News story: Scientists discover genes that slow ageing but also protect against cancer
16 October 2007
- Press Release: New clues to the secret of eternal life
29 April 2004
- Press Release: DNA trick may be clue to cancer cells' eternal life
9 September 2010
- Press Release: CRT to licence telomere targeting agents to Pharminox for drug development
13 October 2009
- News story: Study suggests chemotherapy cream may improve appearance of ageing skin
17 June 2009
- News story: Sedentary lifestyle linked to faster ageing
30 January 2008
- Press Release: Growing ageing population drives global cancer rise
27 April 2005
- Press Release: Secrets behind ageing provide clues for controlling cancer
5 November 2003
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