Space travel and senolytics.
Senolytics are the class of drugs that target senescent cells (so-called “zombie cells”). While the basis for using these drugs to delay, prevent or reverse aging is still limited, there’s certainly a lot of excitement in the field. Also, there’s a link to space travel! Solar flares in space cause a lot of cells to turn senescent, so NASA is interested in working out a solution. It might be necessary for long voyages, like to Mars. | learn more