Mangrove leaves are like stem cells

Ed Park, MD aging, dr ed park, mitochondrial theory of aging, stem cell theory of aging 1 Comment

My boys and I were fortunate to take a beautiful kayak adventure through the GeoPark mangrove forest in Langkawi, Malaysia.   Our naturalist guide pointed out an interesting adaptation to the salty¬†environment that we would never have intuited on our own. The mangrove trees absorb excess salt then “choose” certain leaves in which to concentrate that salt. As a result, …

Mansplaining the great Porta Potty cover-up (and telomerase causing cancer)

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, research, slice of life, stem cell theory of aging, Telomere Timebombs 0 Comments

“putting 2 and 2 together and getting ’22′” is in play when we talk about fears of telomerase causing cancer…