COVID-19 weekly news: June 1-7

Overcoming pandemic procrastination

Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone.

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Senolytics reduce COVID-19 symptoms in preclinical studies

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues at the University of Minnesota showed that COVID-19 exacerbates the damaging impact of senescent cells in the body. In preclinical studies, the senolytic drugs discovered at Mayo significantly reduced inflammation, illness, and mortality from COVID infection in older mice. The findings appear in the journal Science.

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.