New study shows omega-3s may lengthen telomeres

New study shows omega-3s may lengthen telomeres

Posted by: on Oct 11, 2012 | No Comments

Data published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity indicated supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids and that four months of supplementation with omega-3s were associated with longer telomeres in immune system cells.

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.

Study suggests that omega-3 fatty acids stave off heart disease and help telomeres

Study suggests that omega-3 fatty acids stave off heart disease and help telomeres

Posted by: on Mar 23, 2012 | No Comments

It has been known for years that omega-3 fatty acids (found in certain types of oily fish) help to stave off heart disease, though the reasons why have been largely unknown until now.

Antioxidant Therapy linked to telomerase production and heart failure treatment

Antioxidant Therapy linked to telomerase production and heart failure treatment

Posted by: on Feb 6, 2012 | No Comments

A study conducted by the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at  Kyushu University’s Medical Institute of Bioregulation in Beppu, Japan has connected oxidative stress and the development of heart failure to telomeres and telomerase activity.

Rapidly aging stem cells respond to antioxidant treatment

Rapidly aging stem cells respond to antioxidant treatment

Posted by: on Feb 3, 2012 | No Comments

The Division of Hematology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that when mutant stem cells which are damaged and aging are treated with the antioxidant N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), it prevents and delays the onset of a type of bone marrow failure called X-linked dyskeratosis congenita (DC).