Telomere Testing Comes Home

Telomere Testing Comes Home

Ever wondered how long your telomeres are? A new home testing kit may be able to tell you!

“Titanovo Inc. is pleased to announce it has launched its at-home, saliva-based telomere testing kit.

The test also provides researchers with anonymous health information which may play a key role in future medical breakthroughs.

The data will be made anonymous and available to researchers working to discover lifestyle, genealogical, environmental, and other factors which correlate to good health. The Company hopes that the data will play a key role in future medical advances.” – Digital Journal

 

Telomeres and Vitamin D

Telomeres and Vitamin D

Have you had your daily dose of Vitamin D to make your telomeres happy yet today?  Let’s hope so; or maybe now is time to be sure you make it a priority. It can be relatively hard to do in some places where the sun does not shine most of the winter months.  Thank goodness…

Telomere Study Recipient of Peter Paul Professorship

A trio of young faculty were recently awarded Peter Paul Professorships, which equates to a forty thousand dollar stipend for three years to pursue research interests. Rachel Flynn, MED assistant professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, was one of the recipients. Ms. Flynn has a doctoral degree in cancer biology and will use her stipend to…

Telomeres Affected by Stress and Caring for Elderly?

Telomeres Affected by Stress and Caring for Elderly?

Elissa Lewen is a licensed psychologist that had a private practice for over 20 years.  Before that, she worked with people with developmental disabilities.  In the past fourteen years, she has taken over care in-home care for her father-in-law and mother-in-law.  Being a home care giver seems to have given her another wonderful goal in…

Telomere Health Added to the Traditional “Medicine Cabinet”?

Telomere Health Added to the Traditional “Medicine Cabinet”?

Can telomere health be added to the traditional “medicine cabinet” in staples for health?  Or maybe it’s complimentary?  It sounds as if a group of transhumanists may have something to say about this topic: “Lately, I’ve been getting acquainted with London’s transhumanists: people who trust in the power of technology to accelerate humankind’s evolution and…

Telomere Study Awarded Fellowship

On June 5, Peter Thiel announced the 2014 class of new Thiel Fellows.  This fourth group of youthful entrepreneurs will receive $100,000 over two years in financial support and mentorship from the Thiel Foundation’s network of innovators, futurists, scientists and tech entrepreneurs. “For the 2014 Fellowship, the Thiel Foundation received applications from nearly every state…

Telomeres and Deepak

Telomeres and Deepak

Even Deepak is studying telomeres according to DigitalJournal.com! “‘Now we are also launching new studies of the Perfect Health program, looking at cell markers of aging, including the enzyme telomerase and its influence on the length of telomeres…’ says Deepak Chopra.” How truly exciting when we have top-notch scientists, doctors and integrative medicine professionals studying…

Telomere Testing – For Sale?

Telomere Testing – For Sale?

According to Maine News: “Later this year, a blood that can show how fast one is aging and also give an estimate of how long you have left to live, will be available for sale to the general public in UK. Life Length, the company of the inventor of the new commercial telomere test, Maria…

Telomeres and a Healthy Lifestyle

Telomeres and a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition, stress reduction and exercise may lengthen your telomeres – imagine that. “The telomere diet study garnering the most attention is a 2013 report on men with early-stage prostate cancer. As part of this study, California researchers assigned some participants to a four-part lifestyle plan (plant-rich diet, 30-minutes of moderate…

Telomeres and Weight Loss (and Surgery?)

Overweight?  There may be good news…bariatric surgery may be able to help your telomeres according to a preliminary study presented at Obesity Week 2013. “This is the first study to demonstrate that surgical weight loss leads to decreased aging by increasing telomere length,” said lead author John M. Morton, MD, MPH, director of bariatric surgery,…