Diet Can Lengthen Telomeres for Better Health

Diet Can Lengthen Telomeres for Better Health

Posted by: on Feb 15, 2013 | No Comments

A sustained lowering of food intake over time—while avoiding malnutrition—results in an increase of telomere length in adult mice

Telome Health to launch saliva-based TeloTest

Telome Health to launch saliva-based TeloTest

Posted by: on Nov 29, 2012 | No Comments

Telome Health, Inc., developer of the TeloTest diagnostic test that measures average telomere length, has planned to launch saliva-based TeloTest in the first quarter of 2013.

Elizabeth Blackburn hopes to collaborate with Taiwan

Elizabeth Blackburn hopes to collaborate with Taiwan

Posted by: on Nov 16, 2012 | No Comments

Elizabeth Blackburn is visiting Taiwan for the first time to speak about her Nobel winning research into how telomeres are connected to mortality risks and aging-related disease, expressing the hope that her visit will “prompt interest” in future collaboration.

Study Finds Senescent Cells Accelerate the Aging Process

Study Finds Senescent Cells Accelerate the Aging Process

Posted by: on Nov 4, 2011 | No Comments

“People used to see aging as a rusting nail — there’s nothing you can do about it. But we now know that there are processes that are driving aging, and that those processes can be meddled with.” –Dr. Campisi (Buck Institute for Research on Aging).

The $1000 Genome

The $1000 Genome

Posted by: on Oct 27, 2011 | No Comments

I attended the Xconomy Forum last week on “Computing in the Age of the $1000 Genome”.

I found it fascinating, and while the focus was certainly much broader than telomere science and healthy aging, there were a number of great comments made by leading experts in the Human Genome that are very very relevant.  Here are some of my favorites:

“In your cells right now, an enzyme is making a copy of your DNA in less than two hours, right in the nucleus.”
Hugh Martin, Pacific Biosciences

“For all this amazing genomic info to have an impact, we really need to invite the person into personalized medicine.”
Ashley Dombkowski, 23andme