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

Longer telomeres linked to reduced risk of psychiatric problems in men

Oxford University Press - 05-Jun-2019

But telomere length is not linked to overall multimorbidity

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Telomerase therapy for neurodegeneration

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 04-Jun-2019

Telomerase gene therapy may be a potential solution for age-related neurodegenerative diseases

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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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