Sugared Soda Consumption Associated with Cell Aging

Sugared Soda Consumption Associated with Cell Aging

Posted by: on Jul 22, 2016 | No Comments

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.

The melanoma killers lurking in the ‘fountain of youth’

The melanoma killers lurking in the ‘fountain of youth’

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2015 | No Comments

They have been dubbed the “fountain of youth”. Now scientists have shown that telomeres are also staging grounds for the deadliest skin cancers.

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.

Extreme Calorie Restriction: Does it Slow Down Aging?

Extreme Calorie Restriction: Does it Slow Down Aging?

Posted by: on Oct 25, 2011 | No Comments

Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics joins a team of researchers at UCSF to measure the health benefits of drastic calorie restriction. One of the aims of the CRONA (Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition and Aging Study) is to see whether extremely low calorie intake slows down aging, and therefore reduces the risk of developing age related illnesses.