Rate of shortening, shape and method of testing are all important factors
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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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
Green neighborhoods linked to longer lives and slower ageing
The Guardian - 01-Dec-2023
Every 5% increase in green space adds 1% younger cells to your bodyRead more...
New mice with human-like telomeres could help us fight ageing and cancer
The Jerusalem Post - 30-Oct-2023
Model could be used to study the role of telomere length in several diseasesRead more...
Regular jogging or running could help to keep cells younger and healthier
Live Forever Club - 26-Oct-2023
Jogging or running for at least 75 minutes per week linked to longer telomeresRead more...
Rejuvenation Technologies raises $10.6M to develop anti-ageing therapies
Longevity Technology - 07-Sep-2023
A single dose of mRNA therapy could rewind ageing and extend lifespanRead more...
Telos Biotech parent, Cambrian Bio, to develop robust cell therapies for treating age-related diseases
Longevity Technology - 27-Jun-2023
Novel recombinant protein to manufacture biologically fit cells by safely lengthening telomeresRead more...