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2011-02-03 13:30:00

A new study to generate replacement tissue in the lab faced questions on Thursday over mature cells whose DNA is "reprogrammed" so that they grow with youthful vigor into new cells. Last year, cellular reprogramming emerged as the new frontier in the heavily promoted search to grow cells to replenish organs. Scientists announced in 2010 that they had been able to wipe out the DNA programming of mature cells, yielding versatile stem cells that would be the raw material for organ-specific...

2011-01-13 11:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. (T.A. Sciences) today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 7,846,904 to the Geron Corporation. The patent covers the use of certain compounds to upregulate telomerase expression in cells. T.A. Sciences has exclusive worldwide rights to technology under this patent for nutraceutical and cosmetic applications. "This foundational patent is a validation of the millions of dollars and more than 8 years of...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

MADRID, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Dr. Maria Blasco, the Botin Foundation and Matlin Associates Establish Life Length, S.L. - Dr. Blasco Has Developed the Most Precise Method to Measure Telomeres Which are key to Determine Biological age With Far-Reaching Applications in Medicine and Biotechnology Life Length, S.L. is a new biotechnology company set up to measure the length of telomeres which form caps at the end of chromosomes and that have a fundamental role in...

2010-12-11 00:01:04

Age management leader Cenegenics® Medical Institute collaborated with noted UCLA professor to assess the pro-hormone's effects and benefits on cardiovascular disease, merging the art of natural medicine with today's science Las Vegas, NV (Vocus/PRWEB) December 09, 2010 Cenegenics® Medical Institute, the global age management medicine leader, collaborated with Dr. Ernst R. von Schwarz"”professor of medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine"”to investigate current...

2010-12-10 13:40:03

For years, scientists have tried to understand why children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy experience severe muscle wasting and eventual death. After all, laboratory mice with the same mutation that causes the disease in humans display only a slight weakness. Now research by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a new animal model of the disease they developed, points a finger squarely at the inability of human muscle stem cells to keep up with the ongoing damage...

2010-11-30 16:32:00

RENO, Nev., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, a team of scientists at Harvard Medical School led by Dr. Ronald DePinho published research providing strong scientific support for the validity of Sierra Sciences' approach to curing aging. Their research demonstrated for the first time that turning on telomerase and lengthening telomeres will reverse the symptoms of old age in a living animal. These findings appear as a research article entitled 'Telomerase reactivation reverses...

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2010-11-29 12:55:00

Harvard scientists believe they might be a step closer to reversing the aging process. The researchers at Harvard Medical School developed an experimental treatment that turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies. The surprise recovery of the mice raised hopes among scientist that it may be possible to achieve a similar accomplishment in humans. An anti-aging therapy could have a dramatic impact on public health by reducing the burden of...

2010-11-17 17:28:36

Study Highlights:     * Ample and viable cardiac stem cells can be isolated from elderly and sick patients with heart disease and diabetes.    * It may be possible to treat heart failure patients with their own stem cells.    * An unrelated study notes that an aging heart can generate new cells at a substantial rate. Cardiac stem cells "” even in elderly and sick patients "” could generate new heart muscle and vessel tissue and be used...

2010-11-04 17:40:20

Telomerase is an enzyme that maintains the DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, known as telomeres. In the absence of telomerase activity, every time our cells divide, our telomeres get shorter. This is part of the natural aging process, as most cells in the human body do not have much active telomerase. Eventually, these DNA-containing telomeres, which act as protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, become so short that the cells die. But in some cells, such as cancer cells, telomerase,...

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...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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