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!)
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)
Longer telomeres linked to reduced risk of psychiatric problems in menOxford University Press - 05-Jun-2019
But telomere length is not linked to overall multimorbidityRead more...
Telomerase therapy for neurodegenerationLife Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 04-Jun-2019
Telomerase gene therapy may be a potential solution for age-related neurodegenerative diseasesRead more...
Direct oxidative stress on telomeres leads to faster cellular ageingNews Medical - 14-May-2019
Prevents uncontrolled cell division in cancer cellsRead more...