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Removing senescent cells from middle-aged mice by pushing them into apoptosis lengthened the life span of the animals by 25 to 35 percent, researchers from the Mayo Clinic have reported.

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WHO declares Zika an international emergency as IVD makers deliver 1st tests

PARIS – With increasing reports of neurological disorders and neonatal malformations caused by the Zika virus from 22 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international emergency, calling it an “extraordinary event.”

The WHO estimated there could be up to 4 million cases of Zika in the Americas in the next year, but no recommendations were made to restrict travel or trade. The WHO alert puts Zika in the same category of concern as Ebola.

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