A new therapeutic avenue for Parkinson’s disease

Clearing senescent astrocytes prevents Parkinson’s in mouse model of sporadic disease. Systemic clearing of senescent astrocytes prevents Parkinson’s neuropathology and associated symptoms in a mouse model of sporadic disease, the type implicated in 95% of human cases.

Why we did not evolve to live forever: Unveiling the mystery of why we age

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process. They have identified that genes belonging to a process called autophagy – one of the cells most critical survival processes – promote health and fitness in young worms but drive the process of ageing later in life.