Are your naïve T-cells more like Martin Riggs or Roger Murtaugh?

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, immune senescence, stem cells, Telomerase activation, Telomere erosion 0 Comments

Interestingly, Naive T-Cells can be further subdivided into “good cops” and “bad cops” as in Lethal Weapon. The good ones, present in younger, healthier individuals, are naive and ready to go, like Bat-guano crazy Mel Gibson’s Martin Riggs character. The bad ones are like Danny Glover’s character, Roger Murtaugh, hiking up their pants and counting the days to retirement while muttering “I’m too old for this $h!t”

76-years young and getting younger (his ERA and DNA prove it!)

Ed Park, MD #ScienceSunday, adaptogen, TA-65 2 Comments

For #ScienceSunday, I am posting this video of a brief interview that I did with Karl, our wonderful patient who was featured in a few of our previous videos about hypertension and sports injuries.

In it, we discuss the measurements of his telomere lengths. In videos to follow this one, I will discuss other interesting cases of even more dramatic changes.

“So doc, am I forty years younger… or just $500 poorer?”

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For today’s #ScienceSunday, I am going to have to discuss a murky subject brought on by the recent telomere results of my patients which arguably showed massive improvements in telomere length without commensurate increases in biological age. Here is the email I received: