Team finds that telomere length can have a direct correlation to heart failure in humans

Team finds that telomere length can have a direct correlation to heart failure in humans

Posted by: on Sep 7, 2017 | No Comments

Each cell in the average human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with four telomeres on each pair. While there is a length range for classifying a healthy telomere, researchers found, for the first time ever, that people with heart failure have shorter telomeres within the cells that make up the heart muscle (known as cardiomyocytes).

Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible

Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible

Posted by: on Jan 13, 2017 | No Comments

At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that is.

Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Posted by: on Nov 3, 2016 | No Comments

Your cells might be aging faster than you are, and new tests purport to help you find out. A few companies are offering mail-order testing to measure the length of people’s telomeres.

Researchers Use a Vitamin to Stop the Aging of Internal Organs

Researchers Use a Vitamin to Stop the Aging of Internal Organs

Posted by: on May 5, 2016 | No Comments

Researchers have for the first time successfully tested a vitamin’s ability to help the internal organs of elderly mammals regenerate their cells.

Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

Posted by: on Feb 4, 2016 | No Comments

With a bit of clever genetic engineering, a team of scientists has just found an astonishing way to significantly expand the natural lifespan of mice. Now, at least one biotech company hopes to translate this breakthrough to fight aging in humans.