My stem cell/telomere theory of aging and disease is a necessary and sufficient explanation for nearly every disease you can imagine
According to this study published by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm in JAMA Neurology this week, there is a statistical association between Alzheimer’s disease and shorter telomeres via the single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with telomere shortening.
If I am an investigator with PhD candidates, I am given money. I need to use the money. Why not use it trying to make myself in an area of science that others aren’t that interested in so I can carve out a niche? Tenure. Eminence. Publications. And the band plays on.