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Mayo Clinic, U of M researchers target biology of aging for potential COVID-19 treatment

New research from Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota Medical School reveals a potential treatment for those most vulnerable to COVID-19. KARE11 

Check out this article in the Star Tribune!

University of Minnesota, Mayo report COVID-fighting success with anti-aging therapy. Clearing out so-called zombie cells could reduce inflammation and immune system overreaction to COVID-19 that often causes severe illnesses and deaths. StarTribune

An interview with Dr. Niedernhofer in the Star Tribune! 

Dr. Laura Niedernhofer - director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism, one of four Medical Discovery Teams funded by the state - works on treatments that could help keep us out of the healthcare system altogether. Where Discovery Creates Hope: Preparing Minnesota for the “Silver Tsunami”

College of Biological Sciences: An interview with Dr. Niedernhofer 

What if by addressing the underlying cause of aging we could prevent age-related illnesses? New research points the way to extending “healthspan.” The new old age
California teen traveling to U of M to study her own rare skin disorder, Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP)

The University of Minnesota doesn't normally award summer research internships to a high school junior, but Aimee Milota isn't normal. She's one in a million! KARE11 

'Zombie cells' building up in your body may play role in aging

Senescent cells, also known as 'zombie cells' start out normal but enter a state of suspended animation when they encounter stress instead of dying. The cells then release chemicals that harm nearby normal cells. First Coast News