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A lower bar for senescence

Cellular senescence is a physiological mechanism for thwarting the proliferation of tumour cells. Encouraging cancer-prone cells to senesce might therefore be a way to nip this disease in the bud.

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Figure 1: Manipulating the threshold for senescence.

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Serrano, M. A lower bar for senescence. Nature 464, 363–364 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/464363a

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