Atherosclerosis is a disease of ageing, and the most common cause of death in the industrialized world. Cell senescence and the therapeutic removal of senescent cells using 'senolytics' are topical areas of science and translational medicine. A new study reports surprising findings on cell senescence and atherosclerosis with important therapeutic implications.
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This work was funded by British Heart Foundation Grants RG/13/14/30314, FS/13/3/30038 and RG/16/8/32388, and the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.
The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Bennett, M., Clarke, M. Killing the old: cell senescence in atherosclerosis. Nat Rev Cardiol 14, 8–9 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrcardio.2016.195
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