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The newly established NIH Common Fund SenNet Program was created to comprehensively uncover the characteristics of senescent cells across the body, across various states of human health, and across lifespan. The goal of SenNet is to provide publicly accessible atlases of senescent cells, the differences among them, and the molecules they secrete, using data collected from multiple human and model organism tissues.
Research led by Brown found that blocking retrotransposon activity with a generic HIV/AIDS medication significantly reduces age-related inflammation in old mice and senescent human cells, providing hope for treating age-associated disorders.