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Bill Andrews on Henrietta Lacks’ cells and Mice aging

In the second of three interviews with Bill Andrews at the 2016 AMMG, we discuss the Henrietta Lacks (or HeLa) cervical cancer cells commonly used in cell research. Dr. Andrews also discusses why telomere erosion is less a factor in mice aging.

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Does Cannabis inhibit telomerase in cancer?

In honor of 420 (marijuana legalization day is April 20th and hipster code for the drug is “420”) we cite an article experimenting on mice liver cancer.

They suggested that treatment with cannabinoids decreases TERT (telomerase) expression and therefore inhibits hepatic carcinoma.

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A celebrity asked me about TA-65 and cancer in mice

I got an email from a celebrity who takes TA-65 yesterday. I can’t reveal the name but the concern was over an article about TA-65 and increased cancer risk in mice.

Although he didn’t likely say it, this quote is often attributed to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Well in this case, it the statistics don’t even show what the article claims. In my blog, mentioned in my email reply, I explain why.

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