The best marker for biological age is…

Ed Park, MD age-related-diseases, aging, aging clock, alzheimer's, dr ed park, exercise, hypertension, Podcasts, stem cell theory of aging, Telomere erosion 1 Comment

The fact that progeria-affected kids have undeniable biological aging despite young epigenetic and chronological ages implies that telomerpathies that drive them are still the most robust explanation for aging globally

His cat came back – as a clone!

Ed Park, MD aging, cloning, dr ed park, induced pluripotency, nobel prize, research, stem cells, Telomere erosion 2 Comments

Since 1960, Charles has owned a Siamese cat named “Blue”. The first three cats were good for over fifty years of companionship but this fourth “Blue” is an actual clone of Blue #3.

Telomere length variation suggest bad players in the mix

Ed Park, MD age-related-diseases, aging, dr ed park, TA-65, Telomere erosion, telomere measurement 0 Comments

Over time, the dutiful and dysfunctional stem cells die off but others, like the Mafia capos or career politicians, become unable to kill themselves so they persist and cause problems while still lengthening their telomres.