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New drug class prevents key ageing mechanism in organ transplants

A novel study has shown that Senolytics, a new class of drugs, have the potential to prevent the transfer of senescence, a key mechanism of ageing, in recipients of older donor organs. The pioneering research, presented today at the European…

Shaking Up Heart Transplant Eligibility: The Role of ‘Zombie’ Cells

A research team led by Dr. Gavin Richardson at Newcastle University is pioneering a study on ‘Zombie’ cells that could challenge existing practices in heart transplantation. The aim is to broaden the pool of available donor hearts, potentially bringing hope…