Researchers are working on new antibodies that will slow down the aging process and delay age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s. The antibody seeks out old or senescent cells that no longer work and removes them from your system by releasing a drug that only affects the old cells.
How the antibodies are able to only target these old cells is by recognizing specific proteins on the surface of the cells. By destroying old cells that are no longer working, thus delaying the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s, type-2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, arthritis, cataracts, and some tumors.
Successful treatment could lead to healthier aging and a lessening of the effects of age-related diseases.