Is Telomere length a biomarker of stress and aging

One of the more noodle-baking results I heard last year was the surprising report that psychological stress correlates inversely with telomere length in peripheral blood cells, at least in one sex of a twitchy, intractable model system (H. sapiens). From … Continue reading

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Association of Longer Telomeres With Better Health in Centenarians

Oxford Journals: The Journals of Gerontology: Series A Abstract Abstract Prior animal model studies have demonstrated an association between telomere length and longevity. Our study examines telomere length in centenarians in good health versus poor health. Using DNA from blood … Continue reading

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Test detects molecular marker of aging in humans

Test detects molecular marker of aging in humans In 2004, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center announced a crucial discovery in the understanding of cellular aging. They found that as cells and … Continue reading

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