That’s a class of drugs (and of some dietary supplements) that specializes in cleaning out the senescent cells that build up in your bod.
Here from “NATURE Communications” is a taste of the reason this cleaning out is a good idea:
“Aging is the main risk factor for many chronic degenerative diseases and cancer. Increased senescent cell burden in various tissues is a major contributor to aging and age-related diseases. Recently, a new class of drugs termed senolytics were demonstrated to extending healthspan, reducing frailty and improving stem cell function in multiple murine models of aging.”*
That “extending healthspan” business caught my attention. My 80 year old brain (almost 81!) likes the sound of that.*
The drugs getting a lot of attention are in a class of "HSP90 Inhibitors" and they wipe up senescent cells quite nicely. There's a lot of excitement about how this will improve us old folks' lives by…