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2010-11-04 13:19:08

Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, San Francisco. The study is the first to link positive well-being to higher telomerase, an enzyme important for the long-term health of cells in the body. The effect appears to be attributable to psychological changes that increase a person's ability to cope with stress and...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Al Sears, M.D., the first physician in the United States licensed to administer the revolutionary anti-aging therapy TA-65 MD to his patients, has announced he is now offering the breakthrough supplement to the general public through his website (www.alsearsmd.com). Previously you had to go to his practice for extensive testing to receive a bottle. Not long ago, Dr. Sears met a group of specialists who had done some revolutionary...

2010-11-02 08:09:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- With 655,000 deaths worldwide per year from colorectal cancer, it is the fourth most common form of cancer in the United States.  Although it generally occurs in patients 60 and up, younger patients have been known to develop the cancer with no family history of it, and until now, researchers have been bemused as to why this occurs.  A recent study has uncovered a link involving telomeres and an increased risk for colorectal cancer in younger age groups that...

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2010-10-04 08:32:12

Like cats, human cells have a finite number of lives-once they divide a certain number of times (thankfully, more than nine) they change shape, slow their pace, and eventually stop dividing, a phenomenon called "cellular senescence". Biologists know that a cellular clock composed of structures at the chromosome end known as telomeres records how many "lives" a cell has expended. Up to now, investigators have not yet defined how the clock's ticking signals the approach of cellular oblivion. In...

2010-09-24 08:52:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Among patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy for severe aplastic anemia, a condition in which the bone marrow is unable to produce blood cells, the length of telomeres (chromosome markers of biological aging) was clearly associated with a higher rate of relapse and lower overall survival. Severe aplastic anemia is characterized by life-threateningly low blood cell counts, but the condition can be treated by bone marrow transplant or immunosuppressive drugs. In...

2010-09-16 17:54:55

Not only do undergraduate students gain valuable hands-on experience by participating in scientific research projects, but they also make meaningful contributions, examples of which are highlighted in the current special issue of DNA and Cell Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The issue is available free online. This special issue features a collection of papers reporting on successful research projects in which undergraduate students played a significant...

2010-09-09 01:16:20

New paper in Nature by Portuguese researchers provides light on paradox in cell biology world In the latest issue of the journal Nature, Miguel Godinho Ferreira, Principal Investigator at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) in Portugal, lead a team of researchers to shed light on a paradox that has puzzled biologists since the discovery of telomeres, the protective tips of chromosomes: while broken chromosome ends generated by DNA damage (such as radiation or...

2010-09-08 16:56:00

RENO, Nev., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Sciences, in collaboration with TA Sciences, Geron Corporation, PhysioAge, and the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), has announced the first compound ever discovered that activates the enzyme telomerase in the human body - a critical prerequisite for technology that could arrest or reverse the aging process in humans. This compound is a natural product derived nutraceutical known as TA-65. These findings appear as a research article...

2010-09-08 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A pioneering study published in the Rejuvenation Research Journal today shows that TA-65, a natural Telomerase Activator made and marketed by Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. ("T.A. Sciences"), reduces the percentage of short telomeres in immune cells and restores and remodels the aging human immune system to be more like that of a younger individual. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/NY60832-a ) (Photo:...

2010-09-02 06:50:00

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Elan Vital Pharmaceuticals announce anti-aging technology applications to a new product, De-Nouveau. De-Nouveau utilizes the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the enzyme telomerase to change the anti-aging product market. Telomerase allows cellular DNA to recombine the same way a young person's DNA does. De-Nouveau by Elan Vital re-introduces the telomerase enzyme into the body to dramatically slow down the signs of aging....