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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!)


Telomeres News

Calorie restriction initially speeds up, then slows down, biological ageing

Live Forever Club - 20-May-2024

Clearly, eating less may not be a straightforward path to slowing ageing

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Study reveals surprising telomere loss patterns in calorie restricted humans

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - 17-Apr-2024

Complexities spark hope for health benefits beyond telomere length

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Telomeres are different lengths than scientists previously thought

Phys.org - 11-Apr-2024

This could transform how we approach diseases linked to cell ageing

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Telomere-based interventions offer promising avenues for combating ageing

Live Forever Club - 23-Feb-2024

Telomere research is in its early stages, with much to be discovered

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Telomeres Resources

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Cheating death: gene therapies, telomeres, and immunity!

14-May-2024

Event about gene therapies organised by St George's, University of London (London, UK)

TeloYears

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

The Telomerase Revolution

Amazon

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

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Amazon

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

Telomere Diagnostics

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

Sierra Sciences

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

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Telomeres Blog Posts

Do telomere length tests really reveal your biological age?
22-Aug-2022

Do telomere length tests really reveal your biological age?

Rate of shortening, shape and method of testing are all important factors

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