How an aging population can be engaged

How an aging population can be engaged

Posted by: on Aug 30, 2012 | No Comments

The signal public health achievement of the 20th century was the increase of the average human life span. Now, as that achievement helps raise the proportion of the aged around the world, what once seemed an unalloyed blessing is too often regarded as a burden — a financial burden, a health care burden, even a social burden.

Minimum telomere length defined for healthy cells

Minimum telomere length defined for healthy cells

Posted by: on Aug 23, 2012 | No Comments
Wondering how long have you got? For a cell, at least, scientists may be close to an answer.
Shrinking telomeres may signal a patient’s risk for developing dementia

Shrinking telomeres may signal a patient’s risk for developing dementia

Posted by: on Aug 16, 2012 | No Comments

Shorter lengths of telomeres were associated with a 21% increased risk of dementia.

Our stressful jobs are making us age faster

Our stressful jobs are making us age faster

Posted by: on Aug 10, 2012 | No Comments

A new study measured the length of telomeres in association with job stress and found that people suffering from the most job stress, tended to have shorter telomeres.

Study finds injectable telomerase virus increases lifespan of mice

Study finds injectable telomerase virus increases lifespan of mice

Posted by: on Aug 3, 2012 | No Comments

A recent study conducted at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre has found that a gene therapy is able to increase the length of telomeres in mice, thereby increasing their lifespan by up to 24 percent.