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Telomere Lengthening: Resetting the Clock of Aging

Bill Andrews, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Sierra Sciences, is a scientist, athlete and executive who is known for pushing the envelope and for challenging convention. Featured in numerous publications, TV shows and documentaries on the topic of life extension, Bill Andrews is one of the principal discoverers of both the RNA and protein components of human telomerase, and was awarded 2nd place as National Inventor of the Year in 1997. At his RAADFest 2017 presentation he speaks about Aging, Telomeres and Telomerase. The full presentation is available here:

Women who do THIS regularly live longer as it helps protect DNA

Sexual intimacy in women has been linked with longer telomeres — a trait associated with slower cellular aging, improved overall health, and increased lifespan. The finding adds to a growing body of research on the importance of regular sexual activity to our mental, emotional, and now physical health. The study, published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that women who reported having sex at least once a week often displayed longer telomeres, the protective tips to our DNA that shorten with age, Psy Post reported. What’s more, this increased telomere length was not associated with relationship satisfaction, daily support or conflict, or perceived stress in the relationship. Signif

Colorful fruits and vegetables linked to longer telomeres and longer life

Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments present in fruits and vegetables. There are more than 600 carotenoids; the most commonly consumed and well-studied carotenoids include beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Some carotenoids are converted to vitamin A in the body — beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin for example; these carotenoids are important for proper immune function. Carotenoids give the skin a healthy glow and defend the body’s tissues against oxidative damage, helping to prevent chronic diseases and premature aging. The richer your diet in carotenoids, the greater the likelihood of longer telomeres (DNA seq

Children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level

A lack of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing – a process that could have long-term health effects. Telomeres – the caps at the ends of our chromosomes – get shorter every time our cells divide, and when they get too short, it is thought that cells are no longer able to divide to repair and replenish the body – a sign of ageing. Some small studies in adults have suggested that sleep might be linked to telomere length. To find out if it is also the case in children, Sarah James and Daniel Notterman at Princeton University and their team dug into a database. It included information on average sleep duration collected from 1567 9-

International Longevity & Cryopreservation Summit, Telomeres and Telomerase

Dr. Maria Blasco, director of the Spanish National Centre for Cancer Research, explains the key role of Telomeres and Telomerase in aging and aging related diseases at the International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid. Video presentation is available at the following link: Pdf presentation is available at the following link:

How stress ages your whole body, accelerating Telomere Shortening

Stress is manageable, but not preventable. Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal. Stress, however, has many long-term effects on your body and is ageing many different parts of you. What exactly is it doing, and how is it doing it? Telomere shortening is highly involved in the process. Read more in the following article:

Telomeres: What causes biological aging?

If you are wondering how your cells age, look no further than the ends of your chromosomes. Special structures called telomeres keep a close eye on the damage that accumulates in our cells and signal when it is time for them to retire. The full article is available at the following link:

Stem Cell injections rejuvenate aging rat Hearts

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have shown that injecting cardiac stem cells from young rats into the hearts of old rats can help to reverse the natural cardiac aging process. Notably, stem cell therapy was associated with lengthening in heart cell telomeres, resulting from activation of the enzyme telomerase. More information at the following link:

New insight into how telomeres protect cells from premature senescence

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres, the caps that protect the ends of our chromosomes. They discovered that an RNA molecule called TERRA helps to ensure that very short (or broken) telomeres get fixed again. The work, which was recently published in the journal Cell, provides new insights into cellular processes that regulate cell senescence and survival in ageing and cancer. Read more at:

How to live forever: Every single way you can achieve immortality

Ten years ago, you could’ve been forgiven for expecting a satire of silicon valley fantasies when you clicked on that header. But it’s 2017 and things have changed. We no longer balk at the idea of fighting death, or dismiss it as an esoteric pursuit. Nearly 66 years after the Welsh bard Dylan Thomas famously implored: ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’, scientists are finally saying, ‘do not go at all!’. But there’s only so much that hope and promise of future can do, and many still take science’s grand plans for human immortality with a pinch of salt. While it may be true that scientific efforts towards defeating death or even delaying it are yet to come anywhere close to fruition, th

Old cells of progeria patients are made young again, thanks to telomere lengthening technique

Scientists recently rejuvenated old cells “young” using a new technique to make the cells regrow their telomeres, the protective ends of our chromosomes that naturally shorten with age. The study marks a major step forward in controlling and reversing, the cellular aging process. The full article is available at the following link:

Global scientists working to stop aging gather at San Diego conference

A conference underway this weekend in San Diego is changing the way we think about getting older. The Revolution Against Aging and Death conference, or RAAD Fest, is bringing scientists and doctors from all over the world to discuss their progress on creating a world without aging and death. Telomeres and Telomerase are at the forefront of the anti-aging research and key topic of the event. A full interview to James Strole, Director of Coalition for Radical Life Extension, is at the following link:

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