Telomeres

Lots of interest currently into relationship of telomere length on aging - or vice versa.

Telomeres are a  region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at the end of chromosone which reduce in length over time - therefore hinting they may be involved in the aging prcess, i.e. length reduces to zero and cell blows up (I'm simplifying slightly!)

Resources

Telomere length testing kit - Titanovo
Measured in relative T/S and in absolute length in kbp (kilobasepairs)

TeloYears - finger prick blood DNA test provides your Average Telomere Length (ATL)

Recent News

Direct oxidative stress on telomeres leads to faster cellular ageing

News Medical - 14-May-2019

Prevents uncontrolled cell division in cancer cells

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New telomeres lengthening treatment - space flight!

Independent - 11-Apr-2019

Unfortunately the effect disappears after returning to Earth

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Exercise lengthens telomeres (slows aging)

NHS - 29-Nov-2018

Endurance and interval training groups saw telomeres increase by over 3%.

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