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This drug cocktail reduced signs of age-related diseases and extended life in mice and human cells

Aging might be perfectly natural. But as practiced by the human body, it is beginning to look more and more like a disease - and a treatable one at that.

In a new study, scientists reveal aging to be a process set in motion by the rise of malign forces called senescent cells, which progressively hijack the body and take it on a nightmarish joyride. With advancing age, senescent cells take the wheel, and the human body careens into disease states ranging from cancer and diabetes to arthritis, vision loss and dementia.

As senescent cells mount, our walking pace and cognitive processing speed slow, our grips weaken and disabilities mount. Eventually, driven by this accumulation of insults, we are driven off a

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