This article from JAMA argues that the 4.8% cancer mortality rate for large and long-lived elephants compares favorably to our 25% rate because unlike our two copies of the p53 (watchman of the genome) gene, they have up to 40 copies.
Telomerase activation doesn’t cause cancer
For over 10 years I’ve been suffering with back pain. Now, I have none!
-Alem, a 44 yo woman
Yesterday’s report states that 85% of lung cancer is caused by smoking. But this conflicts with most previous studies.
Knowledgeable people may consider my stem cell theory of aging to be a statement of the obvious, as do I. But a greater number believe that aging is more complicated than just telomere erosion in stem cells and favor other theories.
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