Meet Sven!!! Sams Dirty Little Hampster Test Subject.
Sam shows how to perform the TeloYears test and discusses potential sources for Epitalon.
The results are in for this 51-year-old “Sven” showing his teloYear age to be 36. TeloYear age is a relationship between the actual length of the telomers, located on the end of chromosomes, to the original length based on DNA. A simplistic overview of the importance of telomeres is that before cells die of old age or disease, they divide and the newer cells live on. The genetic code is carried by the new cells but the telomers (at the end of each chromosome) cannot duplicate so become shorter and shorter each time the cells split. The theory is that the shorter the telomere, the older, or diseased, the cell is.
THE TELOMERE HYPOTHESIS OF CELLULAR AGING was published in Experimental Gerontology 1992 and scientists are still researching and learning about Telomeres in the study of cancer, aging and stem cells. Three geneticists—Elizabeth Blackburn, a professor of biology and physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, Carol Greider, a professor in the department of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and Jack Szostak, a professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for their work on Tolomers.
There is much work remaining to be done to absolutely prove the relationship between aging, cancer, disease and Tolomers, but the research looks promising and makes a lot of sense to me.