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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!)


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

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

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Provides telomere testing and diagnostics

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

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Recent News

Activation of telomerase gene prevents aging in certain types of cells

EurekAlert! - 23-Jul-2021

DNA region: VNTR2-1 plays a role in human aging and tumorigenesis

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Bigmouth buffalo fish can live up to 112 years with no signs of ageing

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 06-May-2021

Long-living fish gives key insights on evolution history to age slower and live longer

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BioViva tests experimental telomerase gene-therapy in 6 Alzheimer's patients

Biospace - 03-May-2021

Launched home test to track biological age; outcomes of unlicensed gene-therapy are yet to report

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Atomic structure of human telomerase developed using cryo-electron microscopy

Phys.org - 22-Apr-2021

High resolution telomerase model revealed new protein subunits; promises new therapy for aging diseases

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Body's own drug, spermidine prevents age-related pathologies

Innovation Origins - 23-Feb-2021

Spermidine supplemented mice showed anti-ageing effects by preserving telomere length

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