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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

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Book

Book written by Michael Fossel speaks about the Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging and Will Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives

Book

The Telomere Effect written by Elissa Epel and Elizabeth Blackburn will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis

Company

Company that develops DNA testing applications to measure cellular age for telomere health

Company

Company devoted to extend the human lifespan and health span through telomere maintenance.

Product

Finger prick blood DNA test provides your Average Telomere Length (ATL)

Company

Provides telomere testing and diagnostics

Company

Laboratories offering tests for nutritional deficiencies, cardiovascular risk and genetic testing.

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Recent News

Excessive alcohol consumption may age you faster by accelerating your biological age

Interesting Engineering - 28-Jul-2022

Alcohol consumption causes telomere shortening, leading to several age-related diseases

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New insight on the accumulation of senescent cells in humans

UPMC - 30-Jun-2022

Oxidative DNA damage induce rapid senescence compared with shorter telomeres from repeated cell divisions

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Lifespan of middle-aged mice increased by a third with telomerase gene therapy

CISION PR Newswire - 19-May-2022

Treatment used proprietary CMV vector which is able to deliver multiple genes into the nucleus

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Viral-vector gene therapies could unlock healthy life extension in humans

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 12-May-2022

Lifespan of mice greatly extended even when treatment only started at the equivalent of 56 years old

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Faster walking associated with longer telomeres, could improve health and lifespan

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 11-May-2022

We know exercise keeps people healthier and this may be just one of the underlying mechanisms

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