Which 76-yo telomeres would you rather have?

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, TA-65, Telomerase Activation Medicine 2 Comments

I would guess that his telomere length would have been LONGER three years ago because there would have been many stem cells in crisis with lengthening but damaged chromosomes. But I believe his percentage of critically-shortened telomeres would have been higher (typically in the teens)

How to live to 115? I hate to say “I told you so…”

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, News, stem cells, Telomerase activation Leave a Comment

This article describes exactly what I’ve been saying for the last 6 years. My book, “Telomere Timebombs: defusing the terror of aging” outlines this exact and obvious conclusion: maintaining stem cell telomere integrity will allow for longer and healthier lives.

What is a year in our telomeres? (part 3 of 3)

Ed Park, MD Biomarkers, personal genomics, TA-65, Telomerase Activation Medicine, Telomere erosion 8 Comments

I learned today that in 9 months, my January 2014 average leukocyte length decreased 500 base pairs but the Percentage of critically-shortened ones improved from 11.9% to 10.2%.